Virginia Beach shooting victims ‘leave a void that we will never be able to fill'

Virginia Beach shooting victims ‘leave a void that we will never be able to fill'
12 people were killed in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach on May 31, 2019. (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WWBT) - The 12 victims of the Virginia Beach municipal building shooting were identified on Saturday morning.

City Manager Dave Hansen said during a press conference that the victims will be remembered by what they meant to their families, co-workers and community.

“They leave a void that we will never be able to fill,” Hansen said.

Virginia Beach shooting victims identified

Officials said all but one of the victims were city employees.

Laquita C. Brown

Brown was a resident of Chesapeake and worked as a right-of-way agent for four-and-a-half years for Virginia Beach’s public works department.

Laquita C. Brown
Laquita C. Brown (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Tara Welch Gallagher

Gallagher was a resident of Virginia Beach and worked as an engineer the last six years for the city’s public works department.

Tara Welch Gallagher
Tara Welch Gallagher (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Mary Louise Gayle

Gayle was a resident Virginia Beach and a right-of-way agent who worked 24 years for the city’s public works department.

Mary Louise Gayle
Mary Louise Gayle (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Alexander Mikhail Gusev

Gusev was a resident of Virginia Beach and a right-of-way agent who worked nine years for the public works department.

Alexander Mikhail Gusev
Alexander Mikhail Gusev (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Katherine A. Nixon

Nixon was a resident of Virginia Beach and worked as an engineer for 10 years for the city’s public utilities department.

Katherine A. Nixon
Katherine A. Nixon (Source: NBC12)

Richard H. Nettleton

Nettleton was a resident of Norfolk who worked as an engineer for 28 years for Virginia Beach’s public utilities department. Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen said that he’d served in the United States military with Nettleton in Germany.

Richard H. Nettleton
Richard H. Nettleton (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Christopher Kelly Rapp

Rapp was a resident of Powhatan and worked as an engineer for 11 months in Virginia Beach’s public works department.

Christopher Kelly Rapp
Christopher Kelly Rapp (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Ryan Keith Cox

Cox was a resident of Virginia Beach who worked as an account clerk for 12-and-a-half years in the public utilities department.

Ryan Keith Cox
Ryan Keith Cox (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Joshua A. Hardy

Hardy was a resident of Virginia Beach and an engineering technician who worked four-and-a-half years in the public utilities department.

Joshua A. Hardy
Joshua A. Hardy (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Michelle “Missy” Langer

Langer was a resident of Virginia Beach and an administrative assistant who worked for 12 years in the public utilities department.

Michelle "Missy" Langer
Michelle "Missy" Langer (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Robert “Bobby” Williams

Williams was a resident of Chesapeake and a special projects coordinator who worked 41 years in the city’s public utilities department.

Robert "Bobby" Williams
Robert "Bobby" Williams (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Herbert “Bert” Snelling

Snelling was a contractor who was trying to fill a permit when he was killed.

Herbert "Bert" Snelling
Herbert "Bert" Snelling (Source: Virginia Beach Government)

Hospital officials in Virginia Beach said all three of the victims they are caring for are in the intensive care unit. Doctors said two of the victims had significant injuries and another, who just got out surgery on Saturday afternoon, had “devastating” injuries. A fourth patient was taken to a hospital in Norfolk - there is no word on their condition.

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