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Virginia Walmart Shooting : Authorities reported that a shooter opened fire late Tuesday at a Walmart in Virginia’s Tidewater region, leaving numerous people dead and injured.
Early on Wednesday, Chesapeake Police informed The Washington Post that the incident claimed the lives of six victims and the shooter as well.
The number of shoppers present in the store at the time of the incident, which occurred less than two days before Thanksgiving, is yet unknown. Early on Wednesday, Walmart posted on Twitter that it was cooperating closely with law authorities and that it was “focused on supporting our colleagues.”
Normally, the Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart in Sam’s Circle is open until 11 p.m. Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake police, reported that the first reports to the police about the gunshot came in at 10:12 p.m.
He claimed, Police who came on the site “dynamically” searched the store for injured persons to rescue for the following 30 to 40 minutes.
The Hampton Roads Beltway, a bustling commercial district south of Interstate 64, is where the Walmart store is situated. Next to the shop are a Dollar Tree and several At Home locations. Both of those stores were scheduled to close at 11 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The shooting on Tuesday inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia’s Sam’s Circle is the most recent in a series of violent assaults on supermarkets around the country in recent years.
In June, a shooting at a grocery store in a Buffalo neighborhood with a high concentration of Black residents resulted in 10 fatalities and three injuries. Eleven of the thirteen people who were shot were Black, and the victims’ ages ranged from 32 to 86.
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- About 200 miles southeast of Washington, in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of Virginia, is the city of Chesapeake.