Multiple fatalities after Walmart manager opens fire [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • A shooting at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, left several people dead and others injured on Tuesday night.
  • Store staff said that the gunman was his Walmart manager who “started capping people” in the break room.
  • At least seven people are dead, including the gunman.

Six people have been shot dead after a Walmart manager allegedly burst into the store’s staff room and opened fire on employees, a witness has said.

The late-night incident at the supermarket in Chesapeake, Virginia, resulted in multiple fatalities and multiple injured parties, police officer Leo Kosinski told reporters at the scene.  

A man wearing a Walmart uniform filmed from the car park, and posted on social media saying: “It was the manager. One of the managers.”

“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… He came in and started spraying.”

It is understood the gunman then shot himself. Multiple people were also injured.

The exact number of fatalities remained unclear. Kosinski told reporters that police believed no more than 10 people were killed.

Rapid response officers entered the store “immediately” after they arrived, he added.

“We believe it is a single shooter and that single shooter is deceased at this time,” he said.

The City of Chesapeake tweeted that police did confirm an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle.

“Our first responders are well-trained and prepared to respond; please give them space to do so,” it added.

News footage showed a major police presence at the scene. Kosinski said several officers and investigators were combing through the store and securing the area.

The shooting occurred at a major retailer less than 48 hours before Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.

“Tragically, our community is suffering from yet another incident of senseless gun violence just as families are gathering for Thanksgiving,” tweeted Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia.

The incident occurred three nights after a gunman opened fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring at least 18, in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Authorities said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, had used a long rifle at the club. Attendees had been marking the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which pays tribute to trans people targeted in violent attacks.

Gun violence occurs at an alarming rate in the United States. More than 600 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Source: Daily Mail

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6 thoughts on “Multiple fatalities after Walmart manager opens fire [Video]

  1. There have been sense-less killings from the beginning of mankind—- when Cain killed his brother Abel. The root cause is evil in our hearts— which will always be with us. …. guns are not the problem , so let’s focus on the heart disease we all have and help repair sinful hearts

  2. Jay, couldn’t have said it better.
    I grew up in a suburb of Chicago, the worst that ever happened would be snow balls at cars,
    I don’t recall much of anything much worst. As I got into high school after football games we would battle it out in a park near by the school using our fists. It was claimed defending school spirit.
    It was understood you didn’t fracture any of the Big Guys top ten.
    It does seem to be shortly after Viet Nam that people started shooting each other. I was a Navy Seal yet it was very hard to squeeze the trigger and watch the person in the sights drop.
    Today people have lost a conscience and fear of God, how sad.
    In all my time in my past (75 yrs) I NEVER came across a gun that decided to go out and kill someone, guns can’t kill only people can, if not a gun, a knife, a hit with a blunt instrument and the list goes on and on to even include a vehicle. Case in point last 4th of July, a young man killed many from a rooftop overlooking the parade route, why, what drive him to do such an act
    We need to get back to what drives these people to do theses things, not take away guns from law abiding citizens, from guns then knifes, vehicles and that list goes on and on.

  3. Mental instability and the apparent ignorance of what is right and what is wrong (or for those “sensitive” to the the use of “right” let’s say what is correct and proper and what is incorrect and improper) is at the root of violence.

  4. A gun was used and called ‘gun violence’. If perp had used a hammer,would it then be called, ‘hammer violence’ ? Or if a pencil was used to stab people. Would it then be called ‘pencil violence’ ? How about ‘media violence’ promoting anti-American culture,values, and anti freedom as laid out in the “Bill of Rights”. Because some criminal goes forth and kills people, the suggestion implies more gun control. Criminals don`t obey gun laws ! DUH For those who have difficulty reading, I`ll write that slowly. Criminals don`t obey gun laws ! DUH Another possible outcome in those Walmart criminal murders would have possibly been if several of the employees would have been legally concealed carriers and armed. Just think, lives might have been saved. What logical, I`ll repeat that for the slow of mind. What LOGICAL reason can be given for not allowing trained employees who are legal concealed gun carriers to exercise their 2nd Amendment right and perhaps some day, saving fellow employees lives, customer lives ? Or everyone able to run into restroom w/hollow core door&lock door. Be really safe then, right ?

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