Six people were killed when a Walmart employee opened fire in a Virginia store.
Police believe that a seventh victim died from the gunman’s bullet. Four more victims are currently being treated in hospital.
It took place in Chesapeake. Police were called at 10 p.m. local time.
“Chesapeake Police confirm active shooter incident at Walmart on Sam’s Circle with fatalities. The City of Chesapeake tweeted that the shooter was dead.
Kevin Harper, a witness dressed in Walmart uniform, stated that he left a Walmart staffroom where the suspect, who he claimed was a manager, entered and then opened fire.
It was wild. He said it was a manager, one of the managers, in a Facebook Live.
“Sadly, however, we lost some of our associates. I don’t know the exact number.”
WAVY-TV was told by a woman that her brother, a 20-year-old worker, was shot 10 minutes after she arrived at work.
Senator Louise Lucas tweeted “I am absolutely heartbroken America’s latest mass shooting occurred in a Walmart, Chesapeake, Virginia this evening.”
“I will not stop until we find solutions to this epidemic of gun violence in our country, which has claimed so many lives.”
Numerous people were also hurt. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk was said to be treating five of the victims.
According to Mr Kosinski, police believe that the shooting occurred inside the store. However, one victim was found outside.
Kosinski stated that no shots had been fired by police “to the knowledge of his intelligence”.
He said that the store was large and had many hiding places from shooters.
Twitter account of the City of Chesapeake tweeted: “A family reunion site has been established at the Chesapeake Conference Center (700 Conference Center Drive). This site is not for immediate family members, or emergency contact for those who may have been in this building.
Senator Mark Warner tweeted “Sickened” by reports of another mass shooting at a Chesapeake Walmart. I will be closely monitoring the developments.”
Walmart Inc stated that it was shocked by the events at its store.
The company posted the following tweet: “We are shocked by this tragic incident at our Chesapeake store in Virginia.” We are praying for the victims, our community and all of our associates.
A “supercenter” is a Walmart that sells groceries and other products in Chesapeake. In the United States, there are over 3,500 Walmart Supercenters.
Three days ago, a gunman opened fire on a Colorado gay nightclub killing five and injuring 17.
After patrons at the club confronted and beat him, the alleged attacker was taken into custody.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 606 mass shootings in America this year.