Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at a supermarket chain in the US city of Chesapeake in the state of Virginia. Some sources initially put between four and ten deaths. As the hours passed, police sources gave them at least six locations.
At approximately 10:20 p.m. (local time), Chesapeake police officers were informed of the incident at a Walmart company supermarket. After entering the store, they discovered several dead and injured people, reports CNN.
The latest police report states that a man, apparently the manager of the premises, entered the store specifically to fire at the workers. He is among the dead, according to AFP, as he was Wild However, other sources indicate that he himself after the attack Took life
Chesapeake Police Department Officer Leo Kosinski told reporters at the scene, “We were able to determine multiple deaths and multiple injuries. We believe this was a lone shooter and now the lone shooter is dead.” Kosinski said, which he was quick to praise. The response of his units that entered the store “immediately”.
undetermined number of victims
The exact number of deaths is uncertain. But CBS affiliate WUSA Media said police were not expecting more than ten deaths. The City of Chesapeake noted on its official Twitter account that police had confirmed “an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Sam Circle Walmart.” It is believed that people are still hiding in the facilities.
newsreel images showed very well police presence at Place. Kosinski reported that several agents and investigators were searching the commercial area and securing the area.
Virginia State Senator Lewis Lucas said he was “absolutely heartbroken that America’s latest mass shooting is happening tonight at a Walmart in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia.” He posted on Twitter, “I will not rest until we find a solution to end this epidemic of gun violence in our country that has taken so many lives.”
Chesapeake officials have asked neighbors to stay away from the store during the investigation. “Our rescuers are well trained and ready to respond; Please give them the space to do so,” the city’s official account said in a message on its Twitter account.