Walmart employee in Chesapeake, Virginia kills 6 with pistol, police say

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A mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia Tuesday night that left six people dead was carried out by one of the store's employees before he took his own life by turning the gun on himself, the Chesapeake Police Department says.

Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky told reporters Wednesday morning that the male employee used a pistol in the attack.

Police believe following a search by a SWAT team at the individual’s home there is "no risk to the public at this time," Solesky added.

The employee has not been identified, as police say they have yet to contact his next of kin. Prior to the shooting, officials say he was not familiar to law enforcement. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

"The investigation is still ongoing," Solesky said. "We will be processing that scene for days."

The comments from the police chief come after a video emerged of an employee claiming a store manager carried out the mass shooting.

Kevin Harper, a Walmart employee who managed to flee the store, said in a video that "we lost a few of our associates."

"I just left out of the break room, the manager comes in there and started capping people up in there. Started shooting bro," Harper said.

Employee Briana Tyler said that workers had gathered in the store’s break room as they typically did ahead of their shifts.

"I looked up, and my manager just opened the door and he just opened fire," she told ABC’s "Good Morning America," adding that "multiple people" dropped to the floor.

"He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything at all," she said.

Chesapeake police said earlier they responded to an "active shooter" call at the store located along Battlefield Blvd. at approximately 10:12 p.m. When officers arrived, they coordinated with a tactical team to enter the store, where they found multiple bodies, said Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kosinski.

"Three individuals, including the shooter, were located deceased in the break room of the store. One victim was located deceased toward the front of the store. Three other victims were transported to local hospitals for further treatment, but succumbed to their injuries," the city said in a tweet Wednesday.

"At least six additional victims were transported to local hospitals for further medical treatment. One of these individuals is currently in critical condition," the city added.... (Read more)