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  • Police response in Virginia Beach mass shooting helped ‘save other lives’

    Police response in Virginia Beach mass shooting helped ‘save other lives’

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — The officers who confronted an alleged gunman during a mass shooting in a packed Virginia Beach municipal building helped prevent even more bloodshed. Twelve people were shot to death and four others were injured in Friday’s rampage, allegedly carried out by a disgruntled employee. But officials praised the responding officers who engaged the alleged shooter, DeWayne Craddock, 40, in a “long-term, large gunfight.” “It is the most emotional event that one can ever go through,” said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cevera at a news conference Saturday morning. “While we train extensively, while we go over […]

  • Gunman in Virginia Beach massacre was public utilities engineer with security pass, police say

    Gunman in Virginia Beach massacre was public utilities engineer with security pass, police say

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — Eleven of the 12 people shot to death at the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach on Friday were city employees, and the gunman who allegedly committed the killing spree was also a longtime city worker who had a security pass, authorities said Saturday morning. Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen called the massacre a “senseless, incomprehensible act of violence,” as he released the names of those killed. Four victims wounded in the rampage remained hospitalized on Saturday. A police officer hurt in the incident is “doing well,” said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera. Cervera identified […]

  • Virginia Beach mass shooting victims named in emotional news conference

    Virginia Beach mass shooting victims named in emotional news conference

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — The 12 people who were gunned down in a municipal building in Virginia Beach, allegedly by a disgruntled employee, were named Saturday in an emotional news conference by fellow city employees. One by one, city manager Dave Hanson read the names of the people who were killed in the mass shooting Friday afternoon in Building 2 of the Municipal Center. “They leave a void that we will never be able to fill,” Hansen said in the Saturday morning news conference. As he read the names, photos of the fallen victims were shown on a projector, accompanied […]

  • 12 killed after gunman opens fire ‘indiscriminately’ at Virginia Beach office

    12 killed after gunman opens fire ‘indiscriminately’ at Virginia Beach office

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — A city worker opened fire “indiscriminately” at the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people before he was shot dead by police in a “long gun battle,” police said. Eleven of the victims died on the scene and one succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital, Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said during a press conference Friday night. An additional four victims were in surgery at local hospitals for their injuries, and “others may have self-transported,” Cervera said. Two law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News that […]

  • Student with replica handgun sparks lockdown ahead of high school graduation

    Student with replica handgun sparks lockdown ahead of high school graduation

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — A city worker opened fire “indiscriminately” at the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people before he was shot dead by police in a “long gun battle,” police said. Eleven of the victims died on the scene and one succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital, Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said during a press conference Friday night. An additional four victims were in surgery at local hospitals for their injuries, and “others may have self-transported,” Cervera said. Two law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News that […]

  • New severe weather threat set to arrive in Plains, Northeast this weekend

    New severe weather threat set to arrive in Plains, Northeast this weekend

    (NEW YORK) — River flooding remains a concern through the weekend in parts of the central U.S. after weeks of relentless severe weather. May was the wettest it has been in four years in Arkansas, with some locations in the state receiving more than 15 inches of rain. Tulsa, Oklahoma, also saw its third-wettest May on record. The Arkansas River is still in major flood stage in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. However, a brief period of relatively dry weather is currently helping rivers recede to a degree. The Missouri River, near Kansas City, is expected to crest at […]

  • NOAA declares deaths of 70 gray whales on US west coast ‘unusual mortality event’

    NOAA declares deaths of 70 gray whales on US west coast ‘unusual mortality event’

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — The stranding of 70 gray whales along the United States’ west coast is considered to be an “unusual mortality event” by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. Thirty-seven gray whales have washed up in California, including more than a dozen in the San Francisco Bay Area, experts said during a NOAA conference call on Friday afternoon. The whale species have also been beached in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Five gray whales have also beached in Canada, according to Michael Milstein, public affairs officer for NOAA Fisheries’ west coast regional office. There are currently an […]