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Christopher Kelly Rapp Biography

Christopher Kelly Rapp, one of the 12 Virginia Beach shooting victims killed at the municipal center, was one of the newest employees of the Virginia Beach Public Works Department.

Rapp, of Powhatan, was an engineer hired 11 months before the shooting. The mass shooting, which unfolded on May 31, 2019, in the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. since 2018.

An employee opened fire on all three floors of Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center as employees were finishing their week at work, according to Virginia Beach Police Chief James A. Cervera.

Christopher Kelly Rapp Biography

“There’s no way to describe an incident such as this. No chief of police anywhere in the country, no mayor, no city manager, no assistant city manager, no fire chief no rescue chief ever wants to have stand up and give information such as this,” Cervera said. “I think at this particular point, I want to give the utmost respect to the victims and to their families because they are going to be forever changed based on this particular incident.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Rapp Was A Recently Hired Engineer

Rapp was hired to work as an engineer for the Virginia Beach Department of Public Works about 11 months before his death, officials said at a press conference announcing the names of the victims.

Eleven of the 12 people who died worked in the building. The 12th was a contractor applying for a permit.

“16 hours ago the lives of 12 people were cut short by a senseless and incomprehensible act of violence,” said Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen. “Overnight our chaplains, our human services, and our family assistance staff and teams completed the most difficult task anyone will ever have to do, and that is notifying the next of kin. So today, we all grieve.”

“This morning I have the responsibility to inform friends, coworkers and the public of those who lost their lives yesterday. All but one of the 12 victims were employees of the city of Virginia Beach,” he said. “I have worked with most of them for many years.”

He Was a Member of Scottish Band, Tidewater Pumps & Drums

Rapp was a fan of Scottish music who often donned a kilt to play bagpipes, according to The Washington Post

He joined the band after recently moving to Virginia Beach.

His band members said they were “heartbroken” by the loss from the “senseless shooting.”

“He was quiet but had a passion for the pipes and Scottish culture,” they wrote on Facebook.

He learned how to play the bagpipes shortly before joining the band. He learned to play bagpipes from the Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums , a bagpipe competition and performance band. The band’s Facebook page said they have a goal of promoting Scottish culture in the mid-Atlantic region.

Rapp has a wife named Bessie, according to his band’s post.

Virginia Beach Mass Shooting 12 VictimsComplete Name List With Detailed Links and Suspect Shooter

Richard H. Nettleton, Norfolk

Laquita C. Brown, Chesapeake

Tara Welch Gallager, Virginia Beach

Mary Louise Gayle, Virginia Beach

Alexander Mikhail Gusev, Virginia Beach

Katherine A. Nixon, Virginia Beach

Christopher Kelly Rapp, Powhatan

Ryan Keith Cox, Virginia Beach

Joshua A. Hardy, Virginia Beach

Michelle “Missy” Langer, Virginia Beach

Robert “Bobby” Williams, Chesapeake

Herbert “Bert” Snelling, Virginia Beach