Walmart employee shooting kills six
At least six people have died after a Walmart employee allegedly started a fire at a Virginia Walmart Tuesday night. Police have confirmed that the shooter is dead.
Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images Authorities were working Wednesday to identify other witnesses to the violence and were investigating the shooter’s background for information about what may have motivated the attack, police said. and the news report said.
At least 50 people were inside the Walmart when the violence began, police said. Some of them started telling people their stories about how a quiet night turned into a terrible tragedy.
The violence marks a new wave of attacks on places thought to be safe – from schools to hospitals to shops. Just 170 miles west of Chesapeake, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student in Charlottesville allegedly opened fire on other students this month, killing three people on a bus returning to campus after a trip to Washington, D.C. . Last weekend, a 22-year-old man shot five people at an LGBTQ restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and wounded 19 others, authorities said.
The United States has recorded more than 600 homicides this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Nonprofit CNN defines a mass shooting as a shooting where four or more people are shot, not including the attacker. Suspect entered and ‘started spreading’
The shooting began at around 10:12 p.m. Tuesday, less than an hour before Walmart Supercenter closes.
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Officer Kevin Harper said his colleague came into the room and started shooting,” Harper said in a Facebook Live video. The video is no longer available on his Facebook page, but has been shared on social media. “He came in and started shooting,” Harper said. “I feel sorry for the victims.”
Four people injured in the shooting remained hospitalized Wednesday morning, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky said.
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A contact point has been set up at the Chesapeake Conference Center for families seeking information about their loved ones at the mall. Officials have requested that only relatives or emergency contacts of those in the house come forward.