Cops Confirm Multiple Deadly Injuries Following Walmart Shootings in Virginia


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Multiple people were killed and injured in Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Walmart store in Virginia, police said.

The incident was confirmed by the Chesapeake Police Department to The Daily Beast at Walmart, off Battlefield Boulevard.

In a press conference, Chesapeake public information officer Leo Kosinski said the call to authorities came in at 10:12 p.m. Police responded in “active shooter fashion.”

“We go inside and to make a long story short, over the course of the next 30-45 minutes we were able to find multiple fatalities and multiple injured parties,” Kosinski said.

Police claimed that the shooter acted alone, and are now assuming that he was among the dead.

One person was found outside the building while all the others were inside. “Officers are still on scene right now combing through the building to be sure” that there was only one shooter, cops said.

The shooting was stopped when police arrived. They did not fire one bullet. Police did not say whether the shooter was an employee.

Kevin Harper, a man who claimed to be a Walmart worker, posted a Facebook live on Tuesday night following the shooting. He was seen standing in front of the store while police cars swarmed around.

“It’s wild, though, it was the manager, one of the managers,” he said as sirens could be heard blaring behind him. Police were unable to confirm this information at the time.

“I seen brains,” one woman could be heard crying in the background of the video as he asked if she was all right.

“What the hell was going through his mind?”

Virginia state Sen. Louise Lucas said in a statement: “I am absolutely heartbroken that America’s latest mass shooting took place in a Walmart in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia tonight. I will not rest until we find the solutions to end this gun violence epidemic in our country that has taken so many lives.”

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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