Trump offers condolences after Virginia Beach shooting; says flags will fly at half-staff

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President Donald Trump says he's spoken to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and city officials in Virginia Beach after a shooting at a municipal building there killed 12 people.

In a tweet Saturday morning, Trump says he offered condolences to the community and that the federal government is there for whatever is needed.

The President also ordered said that flags at the White House and at Federal buildings will fly at half-staff.

The gunman was identified as DeWayne Craddock, who had worked for the city as an engineer for 15 years.

Eleven city employees and one contractor were killed in the shooting. Craddock was killed in the ensuing gunbattle with police. One police officer was hurt but was expected to recover.