Va. Beach council holds moment of silence in first meeting since mass shooting

Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A moment of silence was held Tuesday afternoon as Virginia Beach City Council met for the first time since a shooting that claimed the lives of 12 people.

The May 31 shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center Complex led to the deaths of 11 city employees and a contractor.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday meeting, Mayor Bobby Dyer said the city would not be defined by the actions of one person, but by the actions of its citizens.

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