Virginia lawmakers, officials respond to Chesapeake Walmart shooting that left at least six dead

Lawmakers and state leaders across the Commonwealth react to a shooting at a Chesapeake Walmart that killed at least six people and injured four others.

Authorities say it happened at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, just two days before Thanksgiving.

Chesapeake Police Chief Mark G. Solesky confirmed to NBC News that the person who opened fire before committing suicide was a disgruntled employee.

This tragedy follows another shooting at the University of Virginia that killed three students and injured two others.

Several politicians offer their condolences following Tuesday’s heartbreaking incident as Virginia and beyond continue to mourn:

Governor Glenn Youngkin

AG Jason Miyares

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia – Endearing Earle-Sears

Mayor Rick West of Chesapeake

Senator Mark Warner

Senator Tim Kaine

Senator Louise Lucas

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