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.

There has been another mass shooting inside a Walmart store in the United States.Credit:access point

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.”

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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.

Virginia police respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at a Walmart Tuesday night.Credit:WAVY TV/AP

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.