1. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
"We're going to focus on the victims. We're going to focus on the families. We're going to focus on the community and we're not going to focus on the individual that committed this heinous atrocity on our city. And you know it's.... you know we're in an unfortunate situation, but we have to focus on what we think is important. And you know, it's you know.... we're all in a state of shock over this and it's all very new and it's impacting adversely a lot of people in our community. We're going to focus on what's important."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
"The strength of Virginia Beach are the people of Virginia Beach. We're going to be resilient. We're going to be responsive. And you know, this incident, this terrible tragic incident does not reflect the character of Virginia Beach. The true character of Virginia Beach is going to come in the way that we as a community respond to this."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
"And we're going to get together as a council and come up to ways that you know that we will remember in a very significant way and honour the people that served our city so nobly for so many years. They will get due recognition. We've just got to figure out how."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
"You know the name was mentioned once and you know that should do it because you know once again, you know, it was an unfortunate situation, but we've got to focus on the healing. And I think that starts with you know..... you saw the pictures of the people out there today that resonates. The last person Bert Snelling, was a personal friend of mine and I found out about it on Facebook last night."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
"When you become a mayor. You want to help. You want to do good things, you want to be a public servant and you know this is a nightmare that nobody ever wants to live. And when it touches other people you know the way that this does, it rocks the community. And you know, yes I'm emotional about it. But you know something. So are a lot of people in the city today."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia Beach:
(Reporter: "Thank you so much for your time. Your buddy. Mr. Snelling?)
(Reporter: "What's on your heart and what would you say to him if you can say something?)
"I would. I would hug him and tell him I love him. What can I say?"
The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police on Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbours as quiet and rarely smiling.
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera identified the gunman as DeWayne Craddock, who was employed as an engineer with the city's public utilities department.
Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer said they were "going to focus on the victims".
"This is a nightmare that nobody ever wants to live," Dyer said.
Cervera declined to comment on a motive for Friday's rampage which ended with Craddock dying in a gun battle with police.
Authorities used a Saturday morning news conference to focus on the victims, saying 11 of them worked for the city.
Another victim was a contractor trying to get a permit.