Walmart CEO Doug McMillon reacts to filming in Virginia

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 the shooting at our store in Chesapeake, VA by one of our employees last night hit our Walmart family hard,” he said in a LinkedIn post Wednesday. “My heart aches for our employees and the Chesapeake community who have lost or injured loved ones. We are there for them today and they will have our support in the challenging days ahead.”

He also expressed his appreciation for the first responders, local officials and Walmart employees “who are already on the ground and helping to offer support as we work together to recover from this tragedy.”

WALMART ‘SHOCKED’ BY CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA STORE SHOOTING OUT WHICH KILLED 6

The mass shooting at the Chesapeake, Virginia, site Tuesday night resulted in the deaths of six people and the suspected shooter, according to the City of Chesapeake. Police found the suspected gunman “dead on arrival” from what is believed to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Chesapeake Police Department said in a statement issued by the city.

Two victims and the alleged shooter were “found deceased in the store’s break room,” the city said, and another victim was “found deceased outside the store.” According to the city, three other victims succumbed to their injuries after being transported to nearby hospitals.

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“At least six other victims were taken to local hospitals for further medical treatment,” the city said on its website. “One of these individuals is currently in critical condition.”

The names of the victims of the shooting have not been released since early Wednesday afternoon.

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA WALMART GUNMAN SHOT AT WORKER IDENTIFIED AS ANDRE BING

Authorities said the suspected shooter’s name was Andre Bing, a 31-year-old who was said to be “armed with a handgun and had several magazines on him”. Walmart previously confirmed to Fox News Digital that he was an “overnight team leader” at the store.

At least 50 people were inside the Walmart when the shooting began, police said. Authorities said the store will be closed for “several days” while investigators work the scene.

“Investigators are actively working to learn more about the suspect’s background and possible motivation for the shooting,” authorities said in the release.

Greg Norman and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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