Stories from the ‘most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach’

Southside Daily reported on a lot of stories covering the May 31 mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Here’s a selection of just a few stories from the past week. For continued coverage, go to

Virginia Beach’s darkest hour

On Friday, May 31 a longtime public utilities employee gunned down 12 people, injuring four others. READ MORE.

Shooter kills 12 people at city’s Municipal Center; mayor calls it ‘the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach’

The city IDs 12 victims

Virginia Beach officials released the identities of the 12 victims of Friday’s mass shooting, here are their names. READ MORE.

Virginia Beach officials ID all 12 victims of Friday mass shooting; shooter was longtime employee and had a security pass

The Resignation email

The shooter sent in his letter of resignation just hours before he gunned down 12 people in the public works building of the city’s municipal center. READ MORE.

Here’s the shooter’s resignation email

The future of Building 2

After the FBI and city have finished their investigation Mayor Bobby Dyer said Building 2 may never reopen. READ MORE.

Virginia Beach mass shooting aftermath: Building 2 may not reopen

Virginia Beach remembers

The community gathered at Rock Church to remember the 12 victims of Virginia Beach’s darkest hour. READ MORE.

Community remembers the victims, proclaims ‘we are Virginia Beach strong’

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