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The City of Chesapeake plans to hold a briefing at 8 a.m. ET to provide additional information about a mass shooting that took place Tuesday night at a Walmart store.

“A press conference in response to the Walmart active shooter will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 23 at the Public Safety Operations Center, 2130 S Military Hwy,” the city said in a tweet shortly after 9 p.m. 2 a.m. local time.

The reporter arrives the morning after authorities said the shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, left seven people dead, including the gunman. The store is located along Battlefield Blvd.

In this still from video, police respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at a Walmart on Tuesday night, November 22, 2022, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
(WAVY-TV 10 via AP)

At 4:30 a.m., Chesapeake police first revealed the number of deaths.

SHOOTING IN CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA WALMART LEAVES AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE DEAD, OTHER INJURIES: POLICE

“Chesapeake police confirm 7 deaths, including the shooter, from last night’s shooting at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle,” the city said.

Police responded to the “active shooter” call at approximately 10:12 p.m. said MPO spokesman Leo Kosinski at a nightly briefing.

Chesapeake Police Public Information Officer Leo Kosinski provides an update to the press following a mass shooting in a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Chesapeake Police Public Information Officer Leo Kosinski provides an update to the press following a mass shooting in a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
(Kendall Warner/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Bodies were found in various areas of the store, the spokesperson said, including one found at the entrance. The shooting originated from the back of the store, according to local news outlet WAVY-TV 10.

Authorities continued their investigation of the shooting during the late afternoon and into the morning.

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at a Chesapeake, Virginia Walmart on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at a Chesapeake, Virginia Walmart on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
(Kendall Warner/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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It is not immediately clear if the shooter or the victims were store employees.

The shooting occurred three days after a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left five dead and 17 injured.

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