The motive is not yet known, but after yet another shooting that shook the United States to the ground again Tuesday night – in a Virginia Walmart supermarket – there were seven bodies, including that of the person responsible for the massacre, the manager of the supermarket. “Chesapeake Police confirm seven fatalities, including the person responsible for last night’s Walmart shooting on Sam’s Circle,” the City of Chesapeake wrote on its Twitter account this morning.
According to an initial reconstruction, the man opened fire shortly after 22:00 and then turned the weapon on himself, taking his own life. At that moment the supermarket was particularly busy with customers engaged in the last purchases for the Thanksgiving Day dinnerThanksgiving Day which is celebrated tomorrow.
“People were very friendly, talking about Thanksgiving, what they should do, what they should buy,” local resident Terri Brown, who was in the supermarket less than two hours, told 13News Now. before the carnage. “We are shocked by this tragic event occurred at our Chesapeake, Virginia store,” Walmart said in a statement this morning. “We are praying for those affected, for the community, and for our employees,” the note continues: “We are working closely contact with law enforcement agencies and are focused on supporting our employees.”
The Virginia shooting follows that of Colorado which took place on Saturday night in a gay nightclub of Colorado Springs, which cost the lives of five people: another massacre reminiscent of the one in a club frequented by homosexuals in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people were killed by a 29-year-old in 2016.
There have been numerous shootings in supermarkets and department stores in the United States in recent years. Like the one in 2019, when a 21-year-old opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, causing 23 deaths and 26 injuries. Also last May, a teenager opened fire at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others.