Several people were killed and several more were injured after a shooting at a Walmart store in Virginia. The shooter, who was an employee of the store, was also found dead.
The gunman, who is not yet identified, was carrying a pistol and multiple magazines. It’s believed that at least 50 people were inside the store at the time of the shooting.
Investigators say the shooter may have had an accomplice. According to one eyewitness, the gunman pointed a pistol at a Walmart employee who was hiding underneath a table. After the shooting, three other people were found dead in the break room.
Police haven’t yet released the names of the victims. They say that three people died of their injuries. One person is still in critical condition.
Police say that a colleague of the gunman entered the staff room before he began shooting. The gunman was seen wearing a civilian outfit and was not wearing body armor.
The Walmart shooting occurred around 10:12 p.m.. The gunman may have shot himself when police found him. Several agencies were called in to help respond.
The ATF, the FBI and Virginia Beach police all arrived to help the Chesapeake police. Investigators also searched the home of the suspect.
A statement issued by the company called the shooting “exceptionally tragic.” Walmart officials are currently trying to determine what motivated the attack.
The gunman was known for his nitpicking. He was also a longtime employee of the Walmart store. His former coworkers say that he was a grumpy old man who always seemed to be in a bad mood.