Police: 6 people, assailant dead in Walmart shooting

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Law enforcement are at the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police say six people have been killed after a shooter opened fire at a Walmart in Virginia.

It was second high-profile mass shooting in a handful of days.

Assailant is also dead

The assailant is also dead. Officer Leo Kosinski said early Wednesday that the store in Chesapeake was now safe. The shooting comes after a person opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado late Saturday, killing five people and wounding 17.

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Earlier in the year, the country was shaken by the deaths of 21 when a gunman stormed an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.