Multiple people are dead in a shooting at a Walmart in Virginia


Multiple people are dead in a shooting Tuesday night at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.

There was a shooting inside a Chesapeake Walmart on Tuesday night, involving multiple fatalities and injuries, according to the Chesapeake Police Dept.

It happened inside the Walmart on Battlefield Boulevard. The call came in just before 10:15 p.m.

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Walmart Shooting : Multiple fatalities’ after gunman opens fire in Virginia Walmart

Leo Kosinski, a spokesperson with the department, said within 45 minutes after arriving at the scene, police found multiple fatalities.


While he couldn’t give an exact number of victims, Kosinski said he believes it to be less than 10.

Mike Kafka, a spokesman for Sentara Healthcare, confirmed Norfolk Sentara General Hospital is currently treating five patients from the shooting. 13News Now has reached out to other hospitals in the area but has yet to hear back.

Kosinski said it appeared to be a single shooter. Police officers are still investigating inside the Walmart; however, the shooter was confirmed dead just after midnight.

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A law enforcement source told ABC News that “preliminary info is it was an employee, possible manager, went in break room and shot other employees, and himself.” Kosinski could not confirm that information to 13News Now.

The City of Chesapeake has set up a “family reunification site” located at 700 Conference Center Drive. It’s for family members who believe their loved ones may have been inside the Walmart.

Early Wednesday morning, US Senator Mark Warner tweeted that he was “sickened by reports of yet another mass shooting, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake.”

“I urge all those in the community to listen to guidance from local law enforcement and stay away from the scene,” Warner added in the tweet.

Walmart tweeted: “We are shocked at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia store. We’re praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We’re working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates.”

The FBI is assisting in the investigation. No further information has been released at this time.

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