Multiple deaths as ‘manager’ opens fire at supermarket

Several people have died and others injured after a Walmart manager allegedly opened fire at a store in Virginia, witnesses have said.

It happened in the city of Chesapeake, with police called shortly after 10pm local time, spokesman officer Leo Kosinski said.

“Chesapeake Police confirm an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle. The shooter is deceased,” the City of Chesapeake tweeted.

A witness in a Walmart uniform, called Kevin Harper, claimed he left a staffroom which the suspect, who he said was a manager at the store, then entered and opened fire.

“It was wild. It was a manager – one of the managers,” he said in a Facebook Live from the scene.

“Sadly, though, we lost a few of our associates, I don’t know how many.”

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