Virginia Walmart shooting updates: 7 people dead, including gunman


A shooting at a Walmart in Sam’s Circle in Chesapeake, Va., on Tuesday night killed seven people, including the shooter, police said.

A law enforcement source told ABC News, “Preliminary information suggests it was an employee, and a possible manager, who went to the break room and shot himself with another employee.”

Police were unable to confirm whether the shooting was limited to part of the store, saying it was “very fluid and very new at the moment.”

“It’s a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, sadly,” Kosinski said.

The City of Chesapeake tweeted, “It’s only been a few hours since we responded, so we don’t have all the answers yet.” We know of multiple deaths and injuries, and the shooter has been confirmed dead.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is heading to the scene, reports ABC News.

“Our first responders are well trained and ready to respond. Our communications team is set up and we will release additional information as it is confirmed,” Chesapeake said. Elizabeth Vaughan, deputy director of public communications, said in a statement.

ABC News officials are investigating whether this was an incident of workplace violence, according to law enforcement sources.

This is a developing story. Please check the latest information.

Lauren Minore, Beatrice Peterson and Luke Barr of ABC News contributed to this report.


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