Multiple people are dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, late Tuesday, officials said, the latest mass incident involving gun violence in the country.
The Chesapeake Police Department responded to a reported active shooter situation at 10:15 p.m. ET and confirmed an emergency response at the Walmart. As soon as they arrived, authorities found evidence of a shooting, Chesapeake police spokesman MPO Leo Kosinski said in a news briefing.
Over 35 to 40 minutes, officers found multiple dead people and injured people in the store and put rescue and tactical teams together to go inside and provide life-saving measures, he said.
Police believe there was one shooter, who is dead, he said. They believe that the shooting had stopped when police arrived, Kosinski said. He did not have a number of dead, but said it was “less than 10, right now.”
Police are currently investigating the building and people were asked to stay clear from the scene. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from Washington are also assisting with the investigation, WAVY reported.
The shooting in Chesapeake comes after a high-profile massacre in a well-known LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where 5 people were killed.
Contributing: The Associated Press