Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Walmart in Chesapeake around 10.15 pm local time on Tuesday and as soon as they arrived they found evidence of a shooting, Chesapeake Police spokesman Leo Kosinski said in a briefing.
Over 35 to 40 minutes, officers found multiple dead people and injured people in the store and put rescue and tactical teams together to go inside and provide life-saving measures.
Police believe there was one gunman, who is dead, Mr Kosinski said. Police have yet to comment on reports the shooter was a store manager who turned a gun on co-workers. They believe that the shooting had stopped when police arrived.