Mass shooting at Chesapeake Walmart leaves 7 dead

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Chesapeake police tell News 3 that 7 people were killed and some injured after a shooting at a Walmart.

Police say the lone gunman is dead.

A Sentara Healthcare spokesperson confirmed that five patients were being treated at Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk. An update to their terms and conditions was not immediately available.

The Chesapeake Police Department tells News 3 that the call came in around 10:15 p.m. at the Walmart on Battlefield Blvd. News 3 teams on site reported dozens of police cars and medical personnel on site.

Police said they treated the scene as an active shooter situation and responded accordingly.

A reunion center has been set up at the Chesapeake Conference Center at 700 Conference Center Drive.

Walmart released the following statement:

“We are shocked by this tragic event at our store in Chesapeake, Virginia. We pray for those affected, the community and our employees. We work closely with law enforcement and we are focused on supporting our employees.”

Statement from a Walmart spokesperson

The city’s mayor tweeted the following statement:

Senator Mark Warner tweeted about the shooting early Wednesday morning.

Senator Louis Lucas also sent her thoughts on the shooting.

Statement from Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears:

Stay with News 3 for more on this developing story.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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