The Chesapeake Police Department has said a gunman shot and killed multiple people in a Walmart store late Tuesday, in the US Virginia State.
The Police said the single shooter suspect is also dead.
It was reported that the outburst of gun violence in the city of Chesapeake comes just before Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and follows another mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado late Saturday that left five people dead.
The Chesapeake Police Department officer, Leo Kosinski, during an interview with newsmen said; “We were able to find multiple fatalities and multiple injured parties.”
Kosinski said the rapid response officers and tactical teams entered the store “immediately” after arriving on the scene.
“We believe it is a single shooter and that single shooter is deceased at this time,” he said, without clarifying how the suspected shooter died.
Emergency calls were first made just after 10:00 pm Tuesday (0300 GMT Wednesday), while the store was still open.
The exact number of fatalities remained unclear. Kosinski told newsmen that the police believed no more than 10 people were killed.
Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, issued a statement early Wednesday saying: “We are shocked at this tragic event.”
The company added that it is “praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We’re working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates.”