Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia, police said. The exact number is still unclear.

    There would be fewer than ten deaths, the police reported in a press conference. The exact number was not given. One of the dead is the gunman himself, police said. It is not yet entirely clear whether he killed himself. The police would not have fired any shots themselves.

    The exact number of injured is not yet known. Five victims would be treated at Sentara Norfolk General hospital, local TV station WAVY reports.

    According to local media reports, the shooter is a Walmart employee. During a break, he fired on his colleagues in the canteen, after which he allegedly shot himself. But that fact has not been confirmed by the local police, who turned out with forty vehicles.

    In a statement, Walmart said it was shocked.