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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon responds to Virginia location shooting
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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon issued a statement in response to Tuesday’s deadly mass shooting at one of the retailer’s Virginia locations.
"The devastating news of last night’s shooting at our Chesapeake, VA store at the hands of one of our associates has hit our Walmart family hard," he said Wednesday in a LinkedIn post. "My heart hurts for our associates and the Chesapeake community who have lost or injured loved ones. We are here for them today,and in the challenging days ahead, they will have our support."
He also expressed appreciation for the first responders, local officials and Walmart associates "who are already on site helping offer support as we work together to navigate this tragedy."
WALMART ‘SHOCKED’ BY CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA STORE SHOOTING WHERE 6 WERE KILLED
The mass shooting at the Chesapeake, Virginia location on Tuesday night resulted in the deaths of six people as well as the suspected gunman, according to the City of Chesapeake. Police found the alleged shooter "dead upon arrival" from what is believed to be a "self-inflicted gun shot wound," the Chesapeake police said in a statement put out by the city.