Police: 6 people, assailant dead in Walmart shooting

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police say six people and the assailant are dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Virginia.

Officer Leo Kosinski with the Chesapeake police said early Wednesday that the store is now safe.

It was the second high-profile shooting in a handful of days. A person opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado late Saturday, killing five people and wounding 17. The shootings come in a year when the country was shaken by the deaths of 21 when a gunman stormed an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A shooting at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night left several people dead or wounded, though the exact numbers were not immediately known, police said. The shooter was among the dead, officials said.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in Chesapeake found several victims as they swept through the store over the course of about 40 minutes, Officer Leo Kosinski said in a briefing. Rescue teams were sent in to tend to wounded. He did not know how many people died but said it was “less than 10, right now.”

It was the second high-profile shooting in a handful of days. A person opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado late Saturday, killing five people and wounding 17. The shootings come in a year when the country was shaken by the deaths of 21 when a gunman stormed an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Tuesday’s shooting also brought back memories of another at a Walmart in 2019, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire at a store in El Paso and killed 22 people.

Police believe there was one shooter at the Virginia Walmart who is dead, Kosinski said. He couldn’t say how the …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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