Police say shooter who killed six at Walmart retailer in Virginia was once an worker

At a press convention Wednesday morning in Chesapeake, Virginia, police leader Mark Soleski stated the person who killed six other folks ahead of committing suicide at a Walmart on Tuesday night time was once a shop worker.

Video transcript

MARK SOLESKI: Whilst our investigation continues, now we have the next to inform you: six sufferers have died, 4 sufferers are in native hospitals whose situation is lately unknown, and the suspect died, we imagine, because of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Chesapeake Police SWAT group ransacked the suspect’s house, and with the assistance of the Virginia State Police, we cleared the home. We’ve got reason why to imagine that there’s lately no threat to the inhabitants.

Once more, whilst this investigation is ongoing, I will be able to cross forward and resolution a couple of questions.

Are you able to establish the shooter? Are you able to let us know?

MARK SOLESKI: We can not inform you the identification of the shooter as a result of his subsequent of kinfolk have now not been notified.

Sure sir, over right here.

There were many stories that [AUDIO OUT] was once a Walmart worker. Are you able to ascertain this?

MARK SOLESKI: Sure. We will ascertain this.

I am sorry. I did not pay attention that, sir. I did not pay attention what he stated.

MARK SOLESKI: He sought after to grasp if the shooter was once a Walmart worker, and we had been in a position to verify this.

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