Shooter Kills 6, Wounds Several More at Virginia Walmart
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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A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees gathered in the break room of a Virginia store, a witness said Wednesday. Six people were killed in the country’s second high-profile mass killing in a handful of days.
The gunman also killed himself, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark G. Solesky said. There was no clear motive for the shooting, which also left four people in the hospital.
The store was busy just before the shooting Tuesday night with people stocking up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a shopper told a local TV station....
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A gunman opened fire in busy Virginia Walmart Tuesday night — slaughtering six shoppers in a senseless attack just days before Thanksgiving.
The shooter, believed to the store manager, is also dead.
Officers responded about 10:15 p.m. to a report of a shooting at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle in Chesapeake, where they found multiple dead people and injured, police said.
The city said in a tweet at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday that there were seven fatalities, including the shooter.
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From the CenterSeven killed, several wounded in Virginia Walmart shooting
Seven people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night, authorities said, just days after a gunman killed five and injured 17 at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub.
The city of Chesapeake confirmed the deaths in a tweet early on Wednesday, citing the city police.
In an initial update, police had said they believed that fewer than 10 people had been killed, according to public information officer Leo Kosinski.
Police at the time were still looking for victims, who could be injured...