Multiple dead in Virginia Walmart store shooting | US News

Several people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart store in Virginia, police said.

Police were called to the Chesapeake City shortly after 10 p.m. local time for the shooting, spokesman Leo Kosinski said.

“Chesapeake Police confirm a shooting at Walmart on Sam’s Circle. The shooter is dead. The shooter is dead,” the city of Chesapeake tweeted.

The number of victims was not yet known, but local media WAVY reported that “the death toll does not exceed 10”.

Senator Louise Lucas tweeted: “Deeply saddened that the latest mass shooting in the United States occurred tonight at a Walmart in my area in Chesapeake, Virginia.

“I will not rest until we find a solution to end our nation’s epidemic of gun violence that has claimed so many lives.”

Others were injured.

Mr. Kosinski said police believed the shooting took place inside the store, but one person was found dead outside the building.

The Walmart where the shooting took place is a “supercenter,” meaning it sells groceries and other products.

The City of Chesapeake’s Twitter account tweeted: “A family reunion site has been set up at the Chesapeake Convention Center (700 Conference Center Drive). This site is only for immediate family or people who may be in the building emergency contacts to use.”

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