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Multiple people have died in a shooting at a Walmart in Virginia, police said

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Several people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., Tuesday night, a police official said.

The number of dead or injured was not clear, but police believe the gunman is dead.

“We believe this is a lone shooter and that shooter is deceased at this time,” police spokesman Leo Kosinski told reporters, according to video from NBC affiliate WAVY of Portsmouth, Virginia.

The shooting at the Walmart supercenter was reported to police shortly after 10 p.m., Kosinski said.

Police believe the shooting happened inside the Walmart. One person was found dead outside the store, he said.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital treated five victims, a spokesman for the health system said, but their conditions were not released.

Law enforcement officials are investigating a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday.

Kosinski told reporters he did not know how the shooter died. He said he did not believe the gunman was shot by police. It was unclear if any of the victims or the shooter were employees.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington said it was responding to the shooting.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., he tweeted: “Disgusted by news of yet another mass shooting, this time at Walmart in Chesapeake. I will be watching developments closely.”

A reunification site has been set up at the Chesapeake Conference Center for immediate family members or emergency contacts, the city said.

The shooting happened two days before Thanksgiving.

“It’s sad. We’re a few days before Thanksgiving,” Kosinski said, adding, “It’s a bad time everywhere, just for everyone involved — especially the victims. It’s terrible.”

Kosinski said he hopes police will be able to release the death toll on Wednesday.

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