Six people were killed during a shooting spree at a Virginia Walmart on Wednesday; the perpetrator was a shop employee who later reportedly committed suicide, according to police. According to Chesapeake, Virginia, police chief Mark Solesky, four more victims were still hospitalised on Wednesday in an unknown condition as a result of the Tuesday night shooting spree inside the Walmart.
the business clarified that it was “praying for those affected, the neighbourhood, and our coworkers. We have a close relationship with law enforcement and are committed to helping our colleagues.” Louise Lucas, a Chesapeake-area state senator from Virginia, expressed her “heartbreak that America’s newest mass massacre took place… in my constituency.”
She declared on Twitter that she would not stop until we found a way to put an end to the scourge of gun violence that has claimed so many lives in our nation. “Tragically, our town is suffering from yet another episode of senseless gun violence just as families are gathering for Thanksgiving,” Virginia congressman Bobby Scott tweeted.
Three nights prior, a shooter in Colorado Springs opened fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub, killing five people and injuring at least 18 others in what is being looked into as a probable hate crime. Authorities claimed that a long rifle was used by the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, at the club where revellers were celebrating the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours trans persons who have been violently attacked.
In what local police are calling the bloodiest mass shooting in recent US history, a shooter opened fire at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people and injured 25 more. According to El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen, the suspect was apprehended after being shot by officers close to the scene of the crime. Up to 30 individuals may have been shot at Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday morning, according to sources (Aug 3). Twelve individuals were rushed to the hospital, and eight bodies were discovered at the scene, according to Allen.
On October 3, 2018, a guy entered the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, carrying an assault weapon, and started shooting. Patrick Crusius, the gunman, has been named and was apprehended without suffering any wounds. This mass shooting is thought to be the 22nd deadliest in American history. Twenty people have now died, and at least 26 more have been injured, some of whom are still in serious condition or are unknown.
Joann Ward had two children and was married. Her spouse and kids have survived her. Chuck Eagan, 69, was the father of five kids. He went to work every day with a grin on his face to support his wife and children because he loved them so much. Belinda Galde was a loving wife and mother who unfortunately perished in this tragedy.
Police have named the shooter as 47-year-old Scott Allen Ostrem. No reason has yet been made public. Ostrem was described as having a white pickup truck, dressing in blue trousers and a black jacket. He is thought to be carrying a weapon.
The consequences of this mass shooting, which is the second deadliest gun massacre in American history, are still unknown. The top ten fatalities are listed below.
1) Mary Lou Nye
2) Chuck Eagan
3) Danah Jones
4) Pam Kohler-Zimmerman
5) Carlos Moreno
6) Vonnie Kohlhepp
7) Beverly Potts-Norman
8) Candice Hedge
This is just one more instance of the widespread gun violence in our country. It’s quite simple for someone to obtain a gun and murder innocent people. Now is the moment for us to accept responsibility and take action. We need to rekindle our love for one another and stop killing one another.