At least 10 people have been killed and several injured in a shooting at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia. A police spokesman says officers are still investigating the scene. It is believed that the accused has also been killed. According to the BBC report, it is believed that the manager of the Walmart store opened fire and then shot himself. At present, the motive of the Mass Shooting has not been revealed. Police told the media that the attack happened at 22:12 local time. The shooting occurred inside the store and the suspect acted alone, according to spokesman Leo Kosinski. In a statement issued by Walmart, it was said that they are shocked by this tragic incident and are fully cooperating with the law enforcement agency. In the pictures shared on social media, heavy police are visible at the scene. A photo of an eyewitness wearing a Walmart uniform is also being shared, which is telling that the manager was fired.
Here are the updates on the shooting in Virginia
More than 40 vehicles rushed to the scene on Battlefield Boulevard after the emergency service called 911 just after 10:10 p.m. local time on Tuesday.
Police have told that many people have been injured in the firing and at least 10 people have been killed.
Senator Lewis Lucas of Virginia said the Walmart store where the shooting took place is in her constituency. He has termed the incident as heartbreaking. He wrote on Twitter, 'I am completely appalled that tonight there was a mass shooting at a Walmart store in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia.'
According to Sky News, five people injured in the Walmart store shooting were taken to Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia said he was shocked by yet another mass shooting. Mark Warner said in a tweet, 'I am saddened by the incident of another mass shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake.'
Tuesday evening's mass shooting comes days after a gunman opened fire at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado, killing five people and wounding 17 others.
In 2019, 23 people were killed in a mass shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.