Shooting at Walmart store in Virginia: According to Chesapeake police Public Information Officer Leo Kosinski, a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 22 night resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries, and the shooter is dead.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle around 10:15 p.m. and discovered evidence of shooting as soon as they arrived, according to Chesapeake Officer Leo Kosinski in a briefing.
Over the course of 35 to 40 minutes, officers discovered multiple dead and injured people in the store and assembled rescue and tactical teams to go inside and tend to victims, he said.
The police have confirmed that the shooter is no longer alive.
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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
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According to him, police believe there was only one shooter, who is now dead. They believe the shooting stopped when police arrived, according to Kosinski. He didn’t have a specific number, but said it was “less than ten right now.”
Kosinski stated that he does not believe police fired shots, but he could not say whether the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
The shooting in Virginia comes just three days after someone opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado, killing five people and injuring 17. The shooter, who is nonbinary, was apprehended after being tackled and beaten by club patrons. The shootings come after the country was rocked by the deaths of 21 people in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this year.
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