A police official says that many people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night. No one said how many people were killed or hurt, but authorities think the shooter is dead.
Officer Leo Kosinski, a police spokesman, told reporters: “We think there was only one shooter, and that shooter is dead right now.” This is what NBC affiliate WAVY in Portsmouth, Virginia, caught on video.
Kosinski says that the police were told about the gunshot at the Walmart Supercenter just after 10 p.m. Police think that the shooting took place in Walmart. He said that one person’s body was found outside the business.
A hospital representative said that five victims were being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, but their conditions were not known. On Tuesday, someone fired a gun at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, and police are looking into it.
Kosinski said to the reporters that he didn’t know how the shooter died. He said he didn’t think the shooter was killed by the police. It wasn’t clear if the shooter or any of the people who were killed worked there.
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The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau in Washington, D.C., said it was looking into the shooting. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, tweeted: “The news of yet another mass shooting, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake, makes me feel sick. I’ll keep a close eye on everything.”
The Chesapeake Conference Center has been set up as a place for direct family members or emergency contacts to meet again, according to the city. Two days before Thanksgiving, there was a shooting.
“It’s a shame. “We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving,” Kosinski said, adding, “It’s just a terrible time for everyone, but especially for the victims.” “This is horrible,” he said.
Kosinski said he hoped that the names of the people who died would be made public on Wednesday.