(Reporter) One of his longtime colleagues said he had put in his two week notice shortly before the shooting. Is that true? (Hansen) I got it. Yes. (Reporters) It is true? He was resigning? (Hansen) Yes. (Reporter) Can you confirm that his direct supervisor is among those who died? Richard Nettleton? (Hansen) He was not his immediate supervisor, but he was in the chain of command. (Reporter) Give me a reason why he was resigning? Did he write a letter of resignation? (Hansen) We are determining where that letter is. (Reporter) Can you say when he submitted it? (Hansen) He notified his chain of command that morning. (Reporter) The morning, Friday. (Hansen)Yes. (Reporter) And he was (unintelligible) email? (Hansen) My understanding is he did that via email. (Reporter) He was not forced to resign? (Hansen) Negative." (Reporter) Was the resignation over a position that he was applying for but did not get? (Hansen) Not to my knowledge."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Hansen, City Manager
"To my knowledge, the perpetrators performance was satisfactory; that he was in good standing within his department, and that there were no issues of discipline ongoing."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Jim Cervera, Virginia Beach Police Dept.
"We're looking as deep as we can into motives from work, personal motives, professional motives, motives that could have happened. Right now, we're in the process of doing all this. Right now, we do not have anything glaring. There's nothing that hits you right between the eyes. But we are working on it."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Jim Cervera, Virginia Beach Police Dept.
"At this point of the investigation we do not have any of the information that he was targeting anyone specifically."
The suspected gunman in a Virginia Beach massacre that killed 12 had notified a superior of his intention to resign.
City manager Dave Hansen said at a news conference Sunday that "the perpetrator's performance was satisfactory" and that he was an employee "in good standing" at the Virginia Beach city department where he worked.
Hansen said in response to a reporter's question that the shooter had notified his chain of command of his intention to quit his job via email on Friday, hours before the shooting.
Authorities have identified 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock as the shooter at the municipal building on Friday afternoon. He worked in the city's utilities department as an engineer.
He was killed following a gun battle with police.
Police Chief James Cervera said he had "no information" to lead to the conclusion that the suspect had targeted anyone specifically.