In United States, shooting in Walmart supermarket killed several

“We believe that it is a single shooter and that he died now”, according to a police officer in the locality of Chesapeake.


An armed man killed and injured several people in a Walmart supermarket on Tuesday evening in a city of the US state in Virginia, local authorities said, adding that the shooter was also dead. “We believe that it is a single shooter and that he died now,” reports Leo Kosinski, police officer in the town of Chesapeake.

The number of victims has not been officially announced, but according to the policeman, the shooting would not have left more than 10 dead. It is also this assessment that the Wusa television station reported, affiliated with the CBS channel.

The intervention teams had entered the “immediately” store when they arrived, after an emergency call at 10 p.m. (4 hours in Paris). Investigators pass the supermarket in fine comb and secure the sector, said Kosinski. “The Chesapeake police continues its investigation,” says the city municipality, located 240 kilometers south-east of Washington.

we only a few hours into the responsibility, so we do not have all the ANSWERS YET. Chesapeake Police continues their in…

– Aboutchesapeake (@city of Chesapeake)

Weapons control remains politically ultra -densible

The senator of the state of Virginia, Louise Lucas, said “to have her heart completely broken at the idea that the last mass shooting in America took place this evening in a Walmart of [s] on district, in Chesapeake “.

“I will not find a rest until we have found solutions to put an end to this endemic violence linked to the weapons that has stolen so much life in our country,” continued the senator on Twitter .

“We are shocked by this tragic event in our store in Chesapeake, Virginia. We pray for those who have been touched, the community and our collaborators. We work closely with the police and devote to support our Employees “, reacted the large American distribution group Walmart, on window Twitter .

We are Shocked at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia Store. We’re Praying for Those Impact, the common…

– Walmartinc (@walmart inc.)

The United States is regularly the scene of mass killings and other violence by firearms, but the question of the control of arms remains politically ultra-sensitive and the Congress remains reluctant to tackle legislation in this area.

/Media reports cited above.