Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday night. It is the second deadly mass shooting in recent days, following upon a “non-binary” gunman killing 5 people at a gay night club in Colorado Springs, Colorado on late Saturday.
In the case of the Virginia murders, a Chesapeake police responded to an “active shooter” call at the Walmart at approximately 10:12 p.m.. According to Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kosinski, police officers coordinated with a tactical team to enter the store, where they found multiple bodies.
“It’s sad. We’re a couple of days before the Thanksgiving holiday,” Kosinski added.
The City of Chesapeake confirmed at least seven fatalities, including the gunman, but cautioned that the police investigation is still ongoing.
“We’re only a few hours into the response, so we don’t have all the answers yet. Chesapeake Police continue their investigation into the active shooter event at Walmart on Sam’s Circle. We do know there are multiple fatalities plus injuries and the shooter is confirmed dead,” a tweet read.
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The suspect has been identified as a store manager named Andre Bing.
In a chilling account, employees mourn a colleague named “Brian”, who was one of the store’s custodians. One employee allegedly played dead, and was able to survive because he did so.
One Walmart employee recounts the harrowing incident, including how his “manager” came out of the break room and beginning shooting employees.
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The Virginia attack follows upon a shooting at the “Club Q” gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which left five dead and 17 wounded.
The Club Q mass shooting fueled rampant speculation in the U.S. media that the assailant was a “homophobe” who had allegedly committed a “hate crime.”
“Police identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a 22-year-old Colorado Springs resident who was not known to have been at Club Q before,” the Washington Post reported. “Although the mayor cautioned that the police investigation was just beginning, he said the shooting ‘has all the trappings of a hate crime, but we need to look at social media, we need to look at all kinds of other information that we’re gathering from people that knew the individual before we make any definitive conclusions about a motivation’.”
It has come out once again that the left-wing media’s rush to blame their political opponents for the senseless atrocity was ill-considered. The Post Millennial confirmed that the suspect is “non-binary.”
“Attorneys for Anderson Lee Aldrich, the individual charged with 5 counts of murder and 5 hate crimes, have said that Aldrich is “non-binary” and uses ‘they/them’ pronouns,” the Post Millennial reported. “Aldrich is accused of engaging in a mass shooting at Colorado Springs nightclub Club Q, killing 5 and wounding more than 17. Aldrich is being represented by public defenders.”
The New York Times obtained documents that show the suspect’s attorneys list Aldrich as “Mx. Anderson Aldrich.”
“The motive of the crime is part of the investigation and whether this was a hate crime is part of that investigation,” Deputy Chief Adrian Vasquez of the Colorado Springs Police Department said.
The Club Q shooting follows upon another “false alarm” of a potential “hate crime.” On November 13, after a mass shooting that killed three University of Virginia football players after a school field trip, the suspect turned out to be a young Black student at the university. The story was almost immediately dropped in the mainstream media.
“The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a student who was also on the trip, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and five counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony,” the New York Times recently reported. “He has not entered a plea.”
Thus, in recent weeks, the U.S. has witnessed multiple mass shootings that do not fit the classification of “far right” or “white supremacist” violence. It’s no wonder the mainstream media, as well as the American people, quickly become so disinterested after such atrocities: The facts very seldom fit the left’s narrative.
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