Several people have died in a mass shooting at a Walmart supermarket in the US.
A gunman opened fire inside a busy store in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night.
The attacker is believed to be a the manager of the store, according to local reports, and is also dead.
An anonymous police source told ABC News that ‘preliminary info is it was an employee, possible manager, went in break room and shot other employees, and himself’.
A police spokesperson said the death toll was ‘less than 10 right now’ but an exact figure has not been confirmed and others are injured.
A spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, which has the area’s top trauma centre, told a local television station that five patients were being treated there.
Police swarmed on the large supermarket on Tuesday night (Picture: AP/WAVY-TV)
Walmart said in a statement that it was ‘shocked’ at the incident at its Chesapeake store, and that it was working closely with law enforcement.
Concerned relatives have been invited to a reunification centre to find out if their loved ones were injured.
L. Louise Lucas, a Democrat state senator, wrote on Twitter: ‘I will not rest until we find the solutions to end this gun violence epidemic in our country.’
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