6 die in Virginia Walmart store shooting, shooter killed: Police

Updated on Nov 23, 2022 03:53 PM IST

Virginia Shooting: The police said that the suspected shooter was also dead.

Virginia Shooting: Virginia police respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake.(AP)
Virginia Shooting: Virginia police respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake.(AP)

Six people have been confirmed killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the Virginia, the city of Chesapeake said, adding that the suspected shooter was also dead.

"Chesapeake Police confirm 7 fatalities, including the shooter, from last night's shooting at Walmart on Sam's Circle," the city wrote on its Twitter account.

Earlier, a gunman opened fire on a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia. More than 40 emergency vehicles had rushed to the scene on Battlefield Boulevard after a 911 call was made shortly after 10.10 pm local time on Tuesday.

Police had then said there were multiple people wounded and “less than 10 dead”. Louise Lucas, a Virginia senator, said the store that was attacked fell within her constituency, and that she was “heartbroken”.

“I am absolutely heartbroken that America’s latest mass shooting took place in a Walmart in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia tonight,” Louise Lucas wrote on Twitter.

Mark Warner, a senator from Virginia, said he was "sickened" by the reports of "yet another mass shooting".

"Sickened by reports of yet another mass shooting, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake," Mark Warner said in a tweet.

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