Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting: Police confirm up to 10 dead in Virginia massacre
The incident occurred at the store which is located at 1521 Sam's Circle, according to the dispatchers of the Chesapeake Police Department
CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA: A shooter opened fire inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, killing up to 10 people. Reportedly, the shooter was one of the Walmart managers who allegedly entered the break room at around 10.12 pm on the night of November 22, 2022, and began firing at individuals inside, according to witnesses. The gunman is also reportedly dead, according to police.
According to the Daily Mail, a police spokesperson stated that 'no more than 10' individuals were killed in the mass shooting, while the actual number of victims is still unknown. On social media, a Walmart employee who was present at the time wrote: "It was the manager." The staff member added, referring to the shooter: “He blew his brains out and everything. He killed the girl in there and everything. He came in and started spraying. I'm sorry for the victims. I just left the break room, the manager come in there and started capping people up in there, started shooting. Sadly we lost a few of our associates.”
witnesses are Reporting saying the Night manager "snapped", and shot a lady in head, killed multiple employees in break room, 10+ shots fired in grocery section. Shot and killed himself. 4+ fatalities. pic.twitter.com/vE2uV8TAxg— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) November 23, 2022
The incident occurred at the store located at 1521 Sam's Circle, according to the dispatchers of the Chesapeake Police Department. On the scene more than 40 emergency vehicles could be seen in response to the mass shooting. According to police officer Leo Kosinkski there were numerous fatalities and injuries whilst the police searched the building. In a Facebook video, a Walmart employee named Kevin C Harper said he was sorry for the victims as police and first responders surrounded the store where the shooting happened.
Later, Chesapeake state senator, Louise Lucas of Virginia, released a statement. “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.”
In a statement, Walmart stated it was "shocked at this tragic event" and that it was "working closely with law enforcement". Louise Lucas, a state senator from Virginia, declared that she was "absolutely heartbroken" over "America's latest mass shooting."
A few weeks ago, University of Virginia student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr shot down three students from the same institution after reportedly being bullied by Dean Sean Perry, Laurel Davis Jr, and Devin Chandler. Jones' father claimed that his son was being picked up by students from the football team repeatedly which led to his outrageous actions. He also claimed that his son was a good kid who was facing a hard time. In the process, Jones Jr also injured two other students while opening fire on the victims. He was eventually arrested by the police after a 12-hour manhunt in Henrico on November 14.