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Mass shooting in Chesapeake today – Latest: Walmart attacks leave ‘many dead and injured’, police say

Police spokesman reports Walmart shooting

Police say there have been “multiple deaths” after a gunman opened fire on a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia late at night.

More than 40 emergency vehicles rushed to the scene on Battlefield Boulevard after a 911 call was made shortly after 10:10 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

A police spokesman says officers are still combing the scene of the shooting but believe one assailant is dead.

Asked how many casualties were involved, a police spokesman said there had been many injured recently and “fewer than 10 dead”.

Louise Lucas, a senator from Virginia, said the Walmart attacked was in her constituency and that she was “heartbroken” by the news coming in from Chesapeake.

“I am absolutely devastated that America’s latest mass shooting took place tonight at a Walmart in my neighborhood in Chesapeake, Virginia,” she tweeted.

“I will not rest until we find solutions to end this epidemic of gun violence in our country that has claimed so many lives.”

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Family reunion site set up on Conference Center Drive

A family reunion site has been set up at 700 Conference Center Drive.

The site was set up “only for immediate family members or emergency contact of those who may have been in the building.”

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:42

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Virginia senator ‘absolutely devastated’ over shooting in her constituency

Louise Lucas, a senator from Virginia, said she was “heartbroken” that the latest shooting took place at a Walmart, which was in her constituency.

“I am absolutely devastated that America’s latest mass shooting took place tonight at a Walmart in my neighborhood in Chesapeake, Virginia,” she tweeted.

“I will not rest until we find solutions to end this epidemic of gun violence in our country that has claimed so many lives.”

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:38

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More than 40 emergency vehicles arrived at the scene

More than 40 emergency vehicles were dispatched to the scene on Battlefield Boulevard following a 911 call at 10:12 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:33

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Police believe death toll is ‘less than 10’

Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, said there were many injured and “fewer than 10 dead.”

He said that when officers arrived on the scene, they realized it was an active shooting situation and changed tactics accordingly.

“Over the next 30-40 minutes we were able to find many dead and many injured.”

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:22

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Multiple deaths as a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store

An attacker opened fire on a Walmart department store in Chesapeake, Virginia, with police saying there are “many dead” as well as injured at the scene.

According to local police, the suspect – a lone shooter – is dead.

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:18

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Welcome to The Independent’s live blog of the Walmart mass shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 23, 2022 05:14

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