DEVELOPING STORY: Multiple people are dead and others are injured after a gunman opened fire Tuesday night inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.
It’s still unclear just how many people were killed or hurt in the shooting, but police say there were multiple of both found inside the building, where the shooting occurred.
A greeter on duty at the time told television station WAVY the shooting started in the back of the store. One person was also found deceased outside the front entrance.
The call reporting the shooting came in at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday, when the Walmart Supercenter was still open to the public.
Police spokesperson Leo Kosinski said six people were killed and four were injured. The suspect is dead of what they believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot.
Police confirm the suspect was a Walmart worker. All of the victims are believed to be Walmart workers.
A spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the area’s closest level one trauma center, confirmed five patients were being treated there, according to television station WAVY.
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Walmart released the following statement:
We are shocked at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia store. We’re praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We’re working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates.Walmart
We’re only a few hours into the response, so we don’t have all the answers yet. Chesapeake Police continue their investigation into the active shooter event at Walmart on Sam’s Circle. We do know there are multiple fatalities plus injuries and the shooter is confirmed dead.— City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) November 23, 2022
An employee from the Chesapeake, VA Walmart where the latest shooting occurred shares his experience.— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) November 23, 2022
He says the Manager was the shooter, and he just barely avoided the shooting in the break room himself.pic.twitter.com/niuGn4xIZL
🚨#BREAKING: A Walmart manager has shot multiple employees ⁰— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 23, 2022
📌#Chesapeake l #VA ⁰
Police are to responding to multiple fatalities and injuries inside a Walmart superstore in VA with officials saying the Manager at Walmart Started to open fire shooting Multiple employees inside pic.twitter.com/JgnCleOvz3