Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting
- November 23, 2022
- Posted by: Sony Laventure
- Category: Security Guard News
Law enforcement, including the FBI, work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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According to the witness, there were 14 employees in a meeting room waiting to learn their duties for the day when the shooting began. 10 On Your Side is still working to confirm the witness information with authorities.
The witness added that she believes the shooting was planned and targeted other managers at that specific Walmart. At one point, the witness tells 10 On Your Side she heard the suspect laughing.
No other updates from police were expected until later Wednesday morning, around 8 a.m. Chesapeake police are expected to hold a press conference at that time with the latest updates.
Police have not been able to confirm reports about exactly who the gunman was. Authorities have not confirmed how the gunman died and if they were shot by police.
A massive police response mobilized outside of the store after the shooting was reported, with FBI agents and Virginia Beach police responding to assist Chesapeake. The ATF in Washington tweeted just after midnight that they were also on the way to help in the investigation. Police entered the store after getting the call and continued to find victims for about 30 to 45 minutes, Kosinski said.
WAVY’s crew was being kept away from getting near the store, but police said as of 3 a.m. the store was considered safe. All victims had been located but there was still an active investigation…