At least six people were killed in a mass shooting Tuesday night inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The shooter is also dead, city officials said earlier this morning. Officers responded to the store less than an hour before closing around 10:12 p.m. and found the victims and evidence of a shooting.
Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky said at press conference this morning,
While our investigation continues we can tell you the following: six victims have died, four victims are in area hospitals … the suspect is dead due to what we believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound,”
The gunman, who has not yet been identified, used a pistol to carry out the attack and was an employee at the store.
Solesky said there is
no risk to the public at this time.”
No risk? No, unless you want to leave your house anywhere in America…
Last night, while the nation is still reeling from a senseless attack on the LGBTQ+ community in CO Springs, a gunman shot & killed at least six people in a Chesapeake, VA Walmart. We’re heartbroken for another community that must pick up the pieces today. https://t.co/0RfPBwtVHw— Everytown (@Everytown) November 23, 2022