The Virginia Seashore worker who shot and killed 12 folks at a municipal constructing gave no trace of the massacre to return when he emailed his resignation letter earlier within the day, saying that he was leaving for “private causes” however that “it has been a pleasure to serve.”
The 2-sentence electronic mail from DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the town utilities division, was launched Monday.
Craddock, 40, opened hearth on his co-workers on Friday, then was killed in a gunbattle with police, leaving no rapid clues to what set him off.
The e-mail learn: “I wish to formally put in my (2) weeks’ discover to vacant my place of Engineer III with the Metropolis of Virginia Seashore. It has been a pleasure to serve the Metropolis, however resulting from private causes I have to relieve my place.”
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An unidentified individual responded to the e-mail by saying she or he hoped that Craddock would be capable of resolve his private points and that Craddock’s final day can be Friday, June 14. Craddock responded: “Thanks. Sure, that’s appropriate.”
Authorities shed no rapid gentle on what led him to resign.
Craddock was an worker “in good standing” and confirmed “passable” job efficiency, Metropolis Supervisor Dave Hansen mentioned.
That has left survivors, officers and neighborhood members questioning what set off the violence.
“Proper now we should not have something obvious,” mentioned Police Chief James Cervera. “There’s nothing that hits you proper between the eyes. However we’re engaged on it.”
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On Monday, a makeshift memorial made from bouquets, flags, teddy bears and crosses bearing the names of the taking pictures victims stood at one entrance to the municipal centre. A small group of metropolis workers wept and hugged one another as they left flowers by one of many crosses. Volunteers with consolation canines have been readily available.
Crystal Pangelinan got here to pay her respects after her youngsters, ages 5 and seven, went to highschool.
“Explaining what occurred to them was exhausting,” she mentioned.
The constructing is a part of a sprawling compound of presidency buildings. Whereas different buildings gave the impression to be open for enterprise Monday morning, indicators of the taking pictures remained. A piece of the compound remained blocked off by legislation enforcement automobiles, and FBI personnel could possibly be seen strolling round.
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There was no indication Craddock focused anybody particularly.
The police chief mentioned investigators are retracing the gunman’s actions on the day of the assault, utilizing his digital keycard to trace his actions by way of safe areas of the constructing. They’re additionally reviewing his private lives.