Chesapeake, Virginia: Several people were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Virginia Walmart in the United States, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a Walmart on Sam’s Circle around 10:15 p.m. Virginia time, Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kosinski said at a briefing.
Over 35 to 40 minutes, officers found multiple people dead and injured in the store.
Police believe there was a shooter, who is dead, he said. They believe the shooting stopped when police arrived, Kosinski said. He did not have a death toll, but he said it was “less than 10, right now.”
Kosinski said he did not believe police fired the shot, but he could not say if the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Mike Kafka, a spokesman for Sentara Healthcare, said in a text message that five Walmart patients were being treated at Norfolk General Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.
It comes three days after a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado, killing five people and injuring 17. That shooter was arrested after he was accosted and beaten by patrons of the club. It’s been a year since the country was rocked by the murder of 21 people in a shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
Walmart said in a statement that it was “shocked” by the incident at its Chesapeake store and was working closely with law enforcement.