Chinanews.com, November 24th, a comprehensive report. Recently, the shooting at a Wal-Mart supermarket in Virginia, USA, once again exposed the American people to the harm caused by gun violence.
And the inaction of politicians makes gun control become empty talk.
On the evening of the 22nd local time, a shooting occurred at a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. The 31-year-old supermarket manager shot himself after shooting six people.
At the time of the incident, the supermarket was packed with people shopping for Thanksgiving.
On November 23, local time, in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, law enforcement officers worked at the scene of a mass shooting at Walmart.
Inflation in the United States is high this year, and the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal has risen by about 20%.
According to Reuters, Leo Kosinski, the public information officer of the Chesapeake Police Department, said that at around 10:12 p.m. local time on the 22nd, the police rushed to the scene and found multiple dead.
Based on the evidence at the scene, the police determined that the accident was a shooting.
The shooter, identified as 31-year-old local Andre Bing, opened fire on employees in the break room as supermarket workers prepared to meet for a stocking plan, according to two employees.
"I just watched 3 of my colleagues get killed in front of me," Donya Prioleau wrote on social media Facebook.
"Andre killed them in cold blood...I can't get over what happened in that lounge."
It is reported that there were about 50 people in the store when the shooting occurred, and at least four others were injured.
In addition, several of Andre's colleagues also claimed that he had displayed strange, even threatening behavior in the past.
He has also made bigoted remarks expressing concerns about the government spying on him.
Police said they were still investigating the motive of the killer, who was carrying a pistol and multiple magazines.
At present, the SWAT team has searched his house.
Data map: US President Biden.
"More families in the United States will have empty seats at the Thanksgiving table." US President Biden issued a statement on the 23rd, condemning this as "another terrible and cold-blooded act of violence."
He also spoke about the "gun reform" bill signed earlier this year, but stressed that "it's not enough" and that more must be done.
Republican Florida Governor Yang Jin tweeted on the 23rd: "Heinous violence has no place in our community." However, the US media pointed out that Yang Jin has done nothing on the issue of gun control.
Yangkin, a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), has never pushed for tightening gun laws since he was elected governor last year.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) quoted data from the American website "Gun Violence Archive" (GVA) as saying that there have been 607 serious shooting incidents in the United States this year that caused at least 4 deaths and injuries, and nearly 40,000 people were killed by gun violence, of which more than 1,500 were children, including 290 children under the age of 11.