The deadly tragedy in a Virginia Walmart unleashed an outburst of trauma in yet another mass shooting
CNN —As authorities investigate this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, at least two employees remained hospitalized after a manager killed six coworkers before taking his own life.
One victim was hospitalized in critical condition on Thanksgiving Day, while another was in “fair/improving condition,” Chesapeake city officials said in a tweet Thursday.
“On this Thanksgiving, we are extra thankful for our community and we are thinking of every victim of the Walmart shooting and their family members,” Chesapeake city officials said online.
As police work to determine a motive for one of at least three mass shootings in Virginia this month, Chesapeake officials have announced a vigil for victims scheduled for Monday evening at City Park.
“Chesapeake is a tightknit community and we are all shaken,” Mayor Rick West said in a message posted online earlier this week.
Another Virginia community has also been enduring the pain of lives lost to gun violence.
… and I didn’t stop until I got to my car and then I had a meltdown.”The FBI on Thursday investigate Tuesday's fatal mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.
“All of a sudden you just hear pa pa pa pa pa pa pa,” Tyler said.
Holiday marked with emptiness for gun violence victims’ familiesBeyond the shooting in Chesapeake this week, gun violence has turned many ordinary places into crime scenes around the country – from schools and supermarkets to hospitals and malls.
Fred Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg who was killed in that shooting, said there’s more work to be done in the fight against gun violence.
Unfortunately, many families will do so with an empty seat at the table because of gun violence,” Guttenberg wrote in a social media post on Thanksgiving.
Nicole Hockley lost her 6-year-old son, Dylan, in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in 2012.