Virginia Beach gunman, 40, resigned from his 15-year city job as an engineer just hours before he opened fire in his office building and killed 12 people

By MARLENE LENTHANG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

The Virginia Beach gunman who killed 12 as he unleashed a hail of bullets in a government building on Friday had resigned from his job just hours before the deadly attack.

Gunman DeWayne Craddock, 40, had handed in his two week notice of resignation on Friday morning via email after working as an engineer for 15 years.

Just hours later, at 4pm, he opened fire, killing 12 people, including one of his own supervisors, at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

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