A shooting took place at the Virginia City gun store on Monday, September 7, 2020, around 2:30 p.m. killing two people instantly. According to Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro, the victims are a father and son who lived in Storey County and are owners of the store. Before DeWayne Antonio Craddock, the shooter barraged into the gun store and him carnages a dozen people and injured several others, he had worked in public service. A person close to Virginia Beach’s city government, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the suspect had no history of behavioural problems until recently when he had begun acting strangely and getting into physical clashes with anyone. The person said that tensions had accelerated in the past week, adding that the man had gotten into a violent altercation on city grounds and was told that disciplinary action would be taken.
Virginia City gun store, The Shooter was an Engineer
Mr Craddock, 40, who killed the Virginia City gun store employees, had been an engineer with the Virginia City Department of Public Utilities, the city’s water and sanitary sewer services branch, where he helped maintain the mundane but crucial support of Virginia’s largest city. Certain details in the suspect’s past pinpoint to the shocking violence that would mark the end of his life. As seen from the court records he had no explicit criminal history, only numerous traffic violations over the years.
No one Suspected the Shooter
It is said by the Virginia City Police officials that nothing appeared to be wrong when he entered the building because he had worked with the department for about 15 years. He wasn’t suspected to be armed to kill anyone. According to the Virginia Beach City Manager, he was still employed by the city at the time of the attack. The shooter had a security pass like all employees had and he was authorized to enter the building.
Virginia City Officials Searches Of The Attack
It remains to be seen what the suspect was after. It is declined by Virginia City officials to discuss a possible motive for the attack, but they said that there was no instant inkling that the gunman had targeted anyone. The police officials squashed down rumours that the suspect had recently been fired, and withheld his consent to say whether there had been friction between him and person. Virginia City Storey County Sheriff Antinoro was called by Reno Police to report they are investigating the death of the shooter. They say he killed himself in the area of Neil Road and Virginia Street. The Nevada Division of Investigation is taking the lead on the case.