At least seven dead after ‘manager’ opens fire in Virginia Walmart
In a shooting spree that left seven people dead at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night, a worker said that the store manager had opened fire before turning the gun on himself.
Several dead and wounded victims were discovered when police officers arrived at the scene of the shooting at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle in Chesapeake at about 10:15 p.m., according to the police.
At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the city tweeted that seven people had died, including the shooter.
Leo Kosinski, a Chesapeake officer, had told reporters that authorities believed there was only one shooter.
“It was crazy. One of the supervisors, a manager, it was, a Walmart employee in uniform stated in a Facebook broadcast, adding that he narrowly escaped being killed in the shooting spree.
He completely blew his brains out. He did everything—killed the female inside. He entered and began to spray. He said, “I’m sorry for the victims.
I just got out of the break room. The manager entered and began locking people inside while opening fire. We unfortunately lost a few of our colleagues,” he continued as a woman sobbed by his side.
Although the identity of the shooter has not been confirmed, police stressed that the shooter was dead. Authorities also haven’t disclosed how the shooter passed away.
Kosinski stated that he didn’t think the police fired any rounds, but he was unable to confirm whether the shooter had self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
The Walmart was still accessible to the public and night shift employees had just signed in when the call about the incident arrived, according to WAVY.
Sickened by reports of yet another mass shooting, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake. I’ll be monitoring developments closely.
In the meantime, I urge all those in the community to listen to guidance from local law enforcement and stay away from the scene.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) November 23, 2022
In a separate tweet, state senator Louise Lucas expressed her “complete heartbreak” over the fact that “America’s latest mass shooting took place in a Walmart in my district.”
The seaside towns of Norfolk and Virginia Beach are close to Chesapeake, the second-largest city in Virginia.