In US, an attacker killed at least six people at a Walmart late Tuesday in the state of Virginia, police said, adding the single shooter suspect is also dead. The mass shooting in the city of Chesapeake comes just before Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and follows a weekend gun attack at an LGBTQ club in Colorado that left five people dead. Police did not provide any details about the suspected shooter's identity or how the assailant died.
Chesapeake Police confirm 7 fatalities, including the shooter, from last night's shooting at Walmart on Sam's Circle.— City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) November 23, 2022
Local media reported that witnesses said the shooting began at the back of the store and that at least five wounded had been rushed to the hospital.
#BREAKING: A Walmart manager has shot multiple employees ⁰— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 23, 2022
#Chesapeake l #VA ⁰
Police are to responding to multiple fatalities and injuries inside a Walmart superstore in VA with officials saying the Manager at Walmart Started to open fire shooting Multiple employees inside pic.twitter.com/JgnCleOvz3
Virginia state Senator Louise Lucas, who represents the Chesapeake region, said she was "absolutely heartbroken that America's latest mass shooting took place... in my district."
I am absolutely heartbroken that America’s latest mass shooting took place in a Walmart in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia tonight. I will not rest until we find the solutions to end this gun violence epidemic in our country that has taken so many lives.— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) November 23, 2022
Gun violence occurs at an alarming rate in the United States, where more than 600 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.