Headline RoundupNovember 23rd, 2022

Shooter Kills 6, Wounds Several More at Virginia Walmart

Summary from the AllSides News Team

At least seven people are dead and several more wounded after a shooting Tuesday night at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia.

For Context: The shooter was reportedly the store manager, who took his own life. The shooting at the Walmart comes three days after the attack at a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado that killed five people and wounded at least 17. The U.S. has had several high-profile mass shootings in 2022, most notably the deaths of 19 schoolchildren and two teachers when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas in May.

Key Quote: “I am devastated by the senseless act of violence that took place late last night in our city,” Mayor Rick W. West said in a statement posted on the city’s Twitter account Wednesday. “Chesapeake is a tightknit community and we are all shaken by this news.”

How the Media Covered it: The Walmart shooting was widely and prominently covered across the political spectrum, with a focus on local reactions.

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