again a shooting leaves a tragic balance in USA. A man opened fire within a Supermarket Virginia State Walmart: seven people diedincluding the shooter.
Around 10 p.m. this Tuesday, the Chesapeake Police responded when they were alerted by the emergency services about shots in a Walmart supermarket. When the troops arrived at the scene, they found several people injured and others who had been killed.
This morning, the authorities confirmed that there are 7 fatalities in the shooting, including the attacker.
According to local media reports, the perpetrator of the shooting it would be a former employee of the supermarket who attacked his former teammates and then committed suicide with his weapon.
Chesapeake is located in the eastern United States, 240 kilometers southeast of the US capital, Washington.
after the fact, Walmart —the largest retail supermarket in the United States—issued a statement expressing its “shockfor the “tragic event”.
“We pray for those affected, the community and our collaborators. We are working closely with the security forces and we are focused on supporting our collaborators“added the chain.
For her part, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas was “absolutely heartbroken that a new mass shooting in the United States happens at a Walmart in my district in Chesapeake, Virginia, tonight.”
“I will not rest until we find solutions to end this epidemic of gun violence in our country that has claimed so many lives.“he posted on his Twitter account.
The closest antecedent
The Saturday past, a gunman opened fire within a LGBT night club in Colorado Springs, in the western state of Coloradowhere killed five people and injured at least 18.
The attacker, identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, was controlled by two customers. He could be prosecuted for murder and a possible hate crime.
The gun violence in the United States it does not stop. According to the Gun Violence Archive, so far in 2002 there have been more than 600 shootings across the country.
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