Several dead in new shooting in US supermarket

Washington, (EFE).- Several people died this Tuesday in a new shooting that occurred in a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake (Virginia, United States), according to local media reports.

According to the WAVY television channel, the perpetrator of the massacre has died and, although the exact number of victims is unknown, a police spokesman told the outlet that it is below ten.

The Police were alerted to the events at 22-12 local time on Tuesday (03-12 GMT on Wednesday), when the Walmart supermarket was still open.

A forty of emergency vehicles traveled to the place, where a huge police operation was also deployed.

Several dead in new shooting in US supermarket

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Authorities are asking those who were in the area and family members of people who may have been at the supermarket at the time to go to the local convention center.

Chesapeake, in southeastern Virginia, is a city of about 250,000 people and is part of the Virginia Beach and Norfolk metropolitan area.

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