Chesapeake police pour into the Virginia Walmart shooting scene as gunfire breaks out during the busy Thanksgiving shopping season.

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday night, there was a shooting at a Walmart store, according to police, who are now on the scene.

In Virginia, close to Battlefield Boulevard, the Walmart is being attended by the Chesapeake Police Department.


Officers are searching the building, according to Leo Kosinkski of the CPD, who also reported that there are a number of fatalities and injuries at the scene.

Kosinkski said that although authorities believe the shooter is dead, the area needs to be avoided.

Outside the store, there are numerous emergency and police vehicles.

Social media users posted pictures of the chaotic scene with numerous police and fire vehicles.

“Active shooter at the Walmart in Battlefield. The caption of the post stated, “I was shopping way in the back and was unaware of the evacuation from the store.

“Left escorted in the parking lot to my car. I’m glad to be safe at home. Prayers for all those hurt.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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