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.