VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – We are forever #VBStrong.
Sunday, May 31 marks one year since the tragic mass shooting at Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center that killed 12 people and injured four others.
Of the 12 victims, 11 of them worked for the city. News 3 remembers the men and women we lost on that tragic day:
- Laquita C. Brown
- Ryan Keith Cox
- Tara Welch Gallagher
- Mary Louise Gayle
- Alexander Mikhail Gusev
- Joshua O. Hardy
- Michelle “Missy” Langer
- Richard H. Nettleton
- Katherine A. Nixon
- Christopher Kelly Rapp
- Herbert “Bert” Snelling
- Robert “Bobby” Williams
The City of Virginia Beach has created a special website for remembering the victims of the shooting. The city also adopted the forget-me-not flower to create a memorial at Mount Trashmore. The city’s Park & Landscape Services team created the special symbol to honor the victims of the shooting, their families and the entire Hampton Roads community.
On Friday, May 29 at 4:06 p.m. – the time that the shooting happened – people across Hampton Roads participated in a moment of silence to honor the victims.
At 4:06 p.m. Sunday, there was a virtual remembrance ceremony on LoveforVB.com and the City of Virginia Beach's YouTube channel. If you missed the live stream, you can watch it below: