Virginia [US]: Many were feared killed and injured in a shoot out reported from state of Virginia, US on Tuesday, officials said adding the shooter is believed to be dead too. The shooting was reported at a Walmart store in Virginia’s Chesapeake, CNN reported citing Chesapeake Police.
According to the American broadcaster, police responded to the store around 10:12 pm (local time) and found evidence of a shooting inside.
Police officers entered the store and discovered multiple people dead and injured, Kosinski said. He added that police couldn’t yet confirm a specific number of deaths, but they believe it’s “less than ten.”
Chesapeake Police public information officer Leo Kosinski told CNN that the shooter is believed to be among the dead.
“We were able to find multiple fatalities and multiple injured parties,” Chesapeake Police Department officer Leo Kosinski told reporters at the scene, saying rapid response officers entered the store “immediately” as they arrived.
“We believe it is a single shooter and that single shooter is deceased at this time,” he added.
The City of Chesapeake also said on Twitter that police did “confirm an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle.
“Our first responders are well-trained and prepared to respond; please give them space to do so,” it added.