Gunman went into store’s staff room on Tuesday night and started shooting
Up to 10 people were killed and several injured in the shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia
The gunman who was said to be a ‘manager’ at the store then shot himself in the head
Police confirmed the gunman is dead and were searching the store after reports of multiple injuries
Up to 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, after a gunman opened fire inside the store.
According to witnesses scene, one of the Walmart managers entered the break room and started shooting at those inside at around 10pm on Tuesday night.
Police have said they believe the gunman is dead. They also found multiple people people injured and dead when they arrived at the scene.
The exact number of victims is not yet clear, but a police spokesperson said that no more than 10 people have died in the mass shooting.
There are also a number of people believed to be injured as over 40 emergency service vehicles swooped to the Walmart supercenter.
One Walmart employee, standing outside the store after the attack, revealed on social media: ‘It was the manager. One of the managers.’
Referring to the gunman, the staff member added: ‘He blew his brains out and everything. He killed the girl in there and everything. He came in and started spraying. I’m sorry for the victims.
‘I just left the break room, the manager come in there and started capping people up in there, started shooting. Sadly we lost a few of our associates.’
Chesapeake Police Department dispatchers confirmed there was a shooting at the store, located at 1521 Sam’s Circle, just off Battlefield Boulevard.
Police now fear that there could be even more people inside the large store, either injured or hiding following the gunshots. Police officer Leo Kosinkski said that there were multiple fatalities and injuries and that police were searching the building.