Twelve people were killed when a public works employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday.

The suspected shooter, a 15-year veteran of public works and a civil engineer, was also fatally shot after a standoff with police.

The shooting, the nation's deadliest of the year, unfolded Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. when the gunman shot the first victim outside Building 2, a three-story brick structure with about 400 municipal workers.

The suspect then headed into the building, moving between floors and firing at workers. Victims were later found on all three floors.

Police are still investigating and have said they do not know the shooter's motive.

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