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Virginia Beach mass shooting investigation makes it into budget plan

The House of Delegates' budget plan includes setting aside money for a state investigation into the 2019 mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly is opening up the opportunity for a third investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting. 

This is something victims' families have been fighting for.  

The House of Delegates' budget plan includes setting aside money for a state investigation into the shooting. 

On May 31 last year, a gunman shot and killed 12 coworkers at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Four others were hurt. 

An independent investigation didn't come up with a motive and right now, Virginia Beach Police are investigating the criminal aspect of the case. 

Families of the victims pushed for a bill that would open up a state investigation, but that bill died.

If the budget proposal passes, a state commission would lead the new investigation.

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