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Human Rights Commission meets with families of some victims of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting

The families of Kate Nixon and Joshua Hardy met with the Human Rights Commission speaking about their frustrations with the investigation.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Human Rights Commission is meeting with families of some of the victims of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting.

On Thursday, the Human Rights Commission and a police representative met with Kate Nixon's and Joshua Hardy's families as they spoke about their concerns over how the city handled the shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31.

Jason Nixon, the husband of Kate Nixon, told the commission he feels information was withheld and city officials have been out of touch.

"I wish the police would've been more forward with me and came and talked to me more, which they didn't," said Nixon.

Hardy's family said they feel the same way. They also believe Hardy fought to protect people, but was never properly recognized.

"He gave his life for people. There’s no greater love than that than to lay down your life for a friend, there's no greater love than that," said Willie Hoskins Jr., Joshua Hardy's older brother. "It hurts. We don't know which way to turn. Everywhere we turn, closed doors."

Like Nixon, Hardy's family also feels the city and the police have not been responsive.

At the end of the day, the families said they just want answers and the truth.

"I just want the truth. I want the facts. I want the truth. I want the answers. That's all we're asking for," said Nixon.

The families had a similar discussion with the Virginia Beach Police Department. The department had a representative at the meeting to address that discussion.

The police representative the police are working with the Mayor's office and the City Manager's office to finalize a meeting for families to update them on the investigation and answer any questions they may have.

That date has not been set.

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