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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Embassy in the United States expressed condolences on Saturday over the mass shooting in the US city of Virginia Beach.

    "Our thoughts and prayers go to victims of #VirginiaBeach shooting, as well as to everyone affected by it … We express our condolences to the family of A. M. Gusev, a native of Belarus, who died in the shooting in Virginia Beach," the embassy said on Twitter.

    Earlier on Saturday, The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that Alex Gusev, who emigrated from Belarus to the United States in 2003, was among the victims.

    READ MORE: Virginia Beach Police Name Shooter Who Killed 12 at Municipal Building (PHOTO)

    At least twelve people were killed and another four wounded in a shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday. All but one of those killed were city employees. The police have reportedly said that 40-year-old engineer DeWayne Craddock was the suspected perpetrator, adding that he was wounded in a shootout with the police and died shortly thereafter.


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