Several people were Died and others were injured in a incident at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night, and the dier is dead, Chesapeake police said.
At 10:12 p.m., police responded to a report of a dieing inside a Walmart, public information officer Leo Kosinski said in a media briefing, adding that “less than 10” people were dead but declining to give the exact number.
A man believed to be the store manager opened fire then turned the on himself, and is now dead.The City of Chesapeake tweeted “police confirm an active incident with fatalities at the Walmart”.
There are few details, but a police officer spoke of no more than 10 people Died and multiple injured. No motive has emerged.
It was not clear whether the , who has not been identified, died of self-inflicted injuries. Kosinski said no were at police “to his knowledge”.
“Chesapeake Police confirm an active incident with fatalities at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle. The is deceased,” the City of Chesapeake said.
Walmart said in a statement early Wednesday that it was “shocked” at the incident at its Chesapeake store, and that it was working closely with law enforcement.
A spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, which has the area’s top trauma center, told local television station WAVY that five patients were being treated there.