These are the 12 victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting

Eleven were city employees with a combined 152 years of employment

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, CNN Newsource

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - One was a man who'd worked with Virginia Beach's public utilities department for 41 years. Another was a contractor who was just in the building to fill a permit.

Officials on Saturday released the names of 12 people who were killed in Friday afternoon's shooting at Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

During Saturday morning's news conference, Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen announced their names.

According to WSLS, 11 of the victims were city employees with a combined 152 years of employment.

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Laquita C. Brown, of Chesapeake, a right-of-way agent in the city's public works department, had worked for the city for four and a half years. 

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Tara Welch Gallagher, of Virginia Beach, an engineer in the city's public works department, had worked for the city for six years.

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Mary Louise Gayle, of Virginia Beach, a right-of-way agent in the city's public works department, had worked for the city for 24 years.

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Alexander Mikhail Gusev, of Virginia Beach, a right-of-way agent in the city's public works department, had worked for the city for nine years.

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Katherine Nixon, of Virginia Beach, an engineer in the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for 10 years.

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Richard H. Nettleton, of Norfolk, an engineer in the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for 28 years. Nettleton was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant in the 130th Engineer Brigade. 

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Christopher Kelly Rapp, of Powhatan, an engineer in the city's public works department, had worked for the city for 11 months.

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Ryan Keith Cox, of Virginia Beach, an account clerk in the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for 12.5 years.

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Joshua Hardy, of Virginia Beach, an engineering technician in the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for four and a half years.

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Michelle "Missy" Langer, of Virginia Beach, an administrative assistant in the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for 12 years.

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Robert "Bobby" Williams, of Chesapeake, a special projects coordinator for the city's public utilities department, had worked for the city for 41 years.

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Herbert "Bert" Snelling, of Virginia Beach, was a contractor trying to fill a permit.

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