These are the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting

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(CNN) — 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 released the names Saturday of 12 people who were killed in Friday afternoon’s shooting at Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

All but one were employees of the city of Virginia Beach, City Manager Dave Hansen said.

The 12 slain were:

Laquita C. Brown

Laquita C. Brown, Virginia Beach victim

The Chesapeake resident was a right-of-way agent who worked 4½ years for Virginia Beach’s public works department.

Tara Welch Gallagher

Tara Welch Gallagher, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was an engineer who worked six years for the city’s public works department.

Mary Louise Gayle

Mary Louise Gayle, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was a right-of-way agent who worked 24 years for the city’s public works department.

Alexander Mikhail Gusev

Alexander Mikhail Gusev, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was a right-of-way agent who worked nine years for the city’s public works department.

Katherine A. Nixon

Katherine A. Nixon, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was an engineer who worked 10 years for the city’s public utilities department.

Richard H. Nettleton

Richard H. Nettleton, Virginia Beach victim

The Norfolk resident was an engineer who worked 28 years for Virginia Beach’s public utilities department.

Christopher Kelly Rapp

Christopher Kelly Rapp, Virginia Beach victim

The Powhatan resident was an engineer who had worked 11 months in Virginia Beach’s public works department.

Ryan Keith Cox

Ryan Keith Cox, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was an account clerk who worked 12½ years in the public utilities department.

Joshua A. Hardy

Joshua A. Hardy, Virginia Beach victim

Hardy lived in Virginia Beach and worked as an engineering technician for 4½ years in the city’s public utilities department.

Michelle ‘Missy’ Langer

Michelle “Missy” Langer, Virginia Beach victim

The Virginia Beach resident was an administrative assistant who worked 12 years in the public utilities department.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Williams

Robert “Bobby” Williams, Virginia Beach Victim

The Chesapeake resident was a special projects coordinator who worked 41 years in Virginia Beach’s public utilities department.

Herbert ‘Bert’ Snelling

Herbert “Bert” Snelling, Contractor, Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach resident was a contractor who was trying to fill a permit at the time of the shooting.

Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer told CNN that Snelling was a friend of his. He said he was devastated to learn on social media around midnight about his death.

“He started off as a carpenter that did work at (my) house, and then he became a friend. We socialized,” Dyer said.

“He was just such a great guy. He was a consummate professional. He did great work. … This really hits home with me.”

Hansen told reporters Saturday that he’d worked with most of the slain, and that he’d served in the US military with Nettleton in Germany.

“They leave a void that we will never be able to fill,” the city manager said.

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