“It’s a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, sadly,” Kosinski said.
Last weekend, five people were killed in a shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Earlier this month, in Charlottesville, Virginia, three members of the University of Virginia football team were killed by a former football player who opened fire in his garage, officials said.
Photos and videos from the Walmart shooting show police swarming around the entrance to the building on Sam’s Circle and dozens of police cars parked in the store’s large lot off Battlefield Boulevard. was Outside the shop stood a large inflatable Santa Claus.
Officers were looking for more victims inside the Walmart after midnight Wednesday, Kosinski said.
He said the big store “had a lot of hiding places” for shoppers who tried to hide during the shooting.
“People could be scared and hiding,” Kosinski said. “I want to make sure everyone is accounted for.”
Authorities escorted relatives of those affected by the shooting to the Chesapeake Conference Center. A local TV station reported that a pastor was there.
walmart super center The location of the shooting is one of several in southeastern Virginia. Includes grocery store, pharmacy, bank, bakery, deli and more. Kosinski told reporters he didn’t know the square footage, but that Walmart was “very big.”
Chesapeake, a few miles south of Norfolk, had a population of about 250,000 last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Near the Atlantic coast of Virginia and close to the North Carolina border.
“I’m sick of reports of yet another mass shooting,” Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, a Democrat, said in a statement.
L. Louise Lucas, Senator of Virginia, Said On Twitter, she said she was “absolutely heartbroken that the recent mass shooting in America happened at a Walmart in my neighborhood of Chesapeake.”
“I never rest,” she said.
This is a developing story. will be updated.