One other mass taking pictures has claimed the lives of at the very least 7 folks — together with the gunman — this time at a Walmart in Virginia.
The shooter was an worker, presumably a supervisor, who entered a break room within the division retailer in Chesapeake, VA, Tuesday night time, a legislation enforcement supply instructed ABC Information. He reportedly opened hearth at different folks earlier than turning the gun on himself.
When the smoke cleared, 6 victims had been shot lifeless by the pistol-packing assailant, police stated. Not less than 4 others at the moment are being handled for accidents at native hospitals. Their situations aren’t recognized.
Chesapeake Police Chief Mark G. Solesky gave a briefing Wednesday morning … he stated officers found the carnage at round 10:12 PM after responding to a name for an lively menace scenario. The scene was deemed safe about one hour later.
Solesky confirmed the shooter used a handgun to take his personal life. Detectives executed search warrants on the man’s house.
Investigators haven’t recognized the victims or the shooter, whose motive is unclear.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) tweeted concerning the bloodshed … “Sickened by experiences of yet one more mass taking pictures, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake. I will be monitoring developments carefully.”
The assault comes on the heels of one other mass taking pictures in Colorado over the weekend. 5 folks have been killed and greater than 20 wounded at a homosexual bar in Colorado Springs. A number of patrons restrained the gunman, who’s now dealing with homicide and hate crime expenses.