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At a gathering of some 4,000 city employees Monday afternoon, City Manager Dave Hansen stood on a stage and admitted to his staff that he still didn't know why gunman DeWayne Craddock did what he did, Hansen told CNN. Craddock killed 12 people and injured others before police killed him in a shootout.While rumors have circulated among city workers that the gunman was recently disciplined or set to be fired, senior officials in Virginia Beach expressed confidence that Craddock was not on the verge of being forced out of his job.On Monday, the city released a letter of resignation Craddock submitted on Friday, hours before the shooting. An engineer in the city's public utilities department, he said he was submitting his two weeks' notice "due to personal reasons," adding "it has been a pleasure to serve the City." At a meeting Sunday morning of the city's top officials, the director of the Public Utilities Department said that his department had no plans to fire Craddock, according to one city official who was present for the meeting.Virginia Beach suspect resigned hours before shooting, official saysAt a press conference later that day, Hansen delivered the news publicly."To the extent that the subject's employment status has anything to do with these events, that will be part of the ongoing investigation. However, he was not terminated, and he was not in the process of being terminated," Hansen said.Hansen also said Sunday that nothing indicated Craddock was an employee in bad standing. "To my knowledge, the perpetrator's performance was satisfactory. He was in good standing within his department and that there were no issues of discipline ongoing," Hansen said.That conclusion was based on information from other city officials familiar with Craddock's employment status, although it was not informed by the shooter's full disciplinary record, the city official said. Read More – Source

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