6 People were killed in a Walmart shooting in Virginia.
According to officials, a Walmart employee in the US state of Virginia shot six people dead and injured four others.
Officers were dispatched to the site when the gunman, who has not been identified, opened fire on coworkers at the Chesapeake branch.
He later turned the gun on himself and died from a gunshot wound to the head.
The reason is yet unknown. No one else is being sought in connection with the attack, according to police.
The initial emergency contact came in at 22:12 p.m. local time on Tuesday (03:12 p.m. GMT Wednesday), and officers were at the supermarket within two minutes.
They quickly entered the structure, and the area was judged safe an hour later.
once the area had been cleansed and all of the victims had been identified
Processing the crime scene would most certainly take many days, according to Police Chief Mark Solesky, who added that the investigation was being conducted with the assistance of the FBI.
He did not name the attacker, claiming that their family had not yet been notified.
In footage that appeared on social media shortly after the attack, an eyewitness wearing a Walmart uniform explained what transpired.
He claimed to have exited a staff room, which a colleague then entered before starting fire. “Unfortunately, we lost a number of our associates,” he explained.
WAVY-TV said that a woman’s brother, a 20-year-old employee, was shot and wounded barely 10 minutes earlier.
After agreeing to work ,However, she stated that her sibling was able to communicate with family and send SMS, which she found “comforting.”
Another woman, Joetta Jeffery, told CNN that her mother was inside the building during the incident and was able to send text messages.
Ms Jeffrey stated that her mum was not injured but was taken aback.
Walmart stated that it was “shocked” by the incident and that it was “working closely with law enforcement.”
Meanwhile, Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin ordered flags to be flown at half-mast to commemorate the tragedy.
“There will be time for us to react and better understand, but right now we need to support these families who are facing the unthinkable,” he said.
The attack was termed by President Joe Biden as “another brutal and pointless act of violence.”
“I signed the most substantial gun reform legislation in a generation, but it is far from sufficient. We must take more action “He stated.
The shooting comes just days after a shooter opened fire at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado, killing five people and injured 17.
Three American Football players were shot and killed earlier this month at the University of Virginia.
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