Yesterday’s mass shooting at Virginia Beach.

By |2019-06-01T05:10:19-08:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

The 150th mass shooting this year.

Courtesy of CNN:

The shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and sending at least four others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee, a Virginia government source briefed on the investigation told CNN.

The shooter, a public utilities worker, died after a long, moving gunfight with officers, Police Chief James Cervera told reporters.
Four people were in surgery Friday night, the chief said. Hospital officials said three people are in critical condition and one is in fair condition.
“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” said Mayor Bobby Dyer. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbor, colleagues.”

Cervera said one person was shot in a car and the gunman fired indiscriminately as he went through all three floors of Building 2 at the city’s municipal center.
An officer involved in the gunfight was shot. The officer survived, thanks to a ballistic vest, the police chief said.

Earlier reports suggested that this individual a disgruntled employee who was recently fired, but now we have learned that he was currently employed.

Police describe him as “disgruntled.” Which seems to be a polite way of saying “homicidal.” 

The weapon used was a 45 caliber pistol with a silencer and multiple extended magazines. 

The gun battle lasted an extended amount of time as police attempted to stop the assailant, and many rounds went back and forth before the shooter was eventually killed by police. 

This is once again a senseless act of violence made more horrific by our easy access to guns in this country. 

Reports are that the gunman bought his weapons legally.

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  1. anonymous June 1, 2019 at 7:35 am

    According to The Associated Press, Craddock was a military veteran described by neighbors as a taciturn man who rarely smiled.

  2. OK June 1, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Nothing shuts Donald Trump up like a mass shooting “Just imagine if Donald Trump showed as much unfiltered anger about mass shootings as he frequently does about petty political issues.”

    the fact that the White House made this request at all shows that they view the president as an unstable toddler.

  3. Anonymous June 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    The sad part of this is that I had to hear about it on the internet. In southern Oregon for a graduation, not one mention of it this morning national news.
    150th this YEAR and we’re five months in. Let that sink in…..

  4. Old Redneck June 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Republicans who have controlled the Virginia General Assembly for years have killed EVERY SINGLE GUN CONTROL MEASURE proposed by Democrats or anyone else.

  5. Anonymous June 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    “The daily epidemic of gun violence continues to exact a devastating toll on our schools, community streets, houses of worship and workplaces. Too many communities and too many families have felt the unspeakable pain and anguish caused by gun violence. Honoring our responsibility to act to avert more tragedies, the House has passed commonsense, bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation. The Senate must bring these bills to a vote.”

  6. puck June 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    slime. the whole gun lovers. slime. how many kids have killed at the age of 3, because daddy was too lazy to put the gun on the closet top shelve. and this. it hurts. i felt saver in London than i do here in my apartment complex.

  7. anon June 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    The number of mass shootings this year is up 27.5% from where it was this time last year, according to the Gun Violence Archive’s database.
    In what has become another macabre tradition, the president tweeted his support and well wishes for the relatives of the victims and those wounded in the attack, offering his support
    “for whatever they need.”

  8. Double Penetration June 1, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    “Thoughts and prayers”. The usual. Yawn.

  9. HRC June 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I’m disgusted by legislators’ refusal to address the reality that this equipment needs to be regulated. We don’t need any more evidence that lives are at stake, and 12 more people just paid a terrible price for continuing inaction.

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