Walmart bloodbath that left seven dead is SEVENTH mass shooting this month alone

Walmart bloodbath that left seven dead is SEVENTH mass shooting this month alone and one of 64 across America so far this year that have left 286 dead

  • America has now seen seven mass shootings in the month of November alone
  • Tuesday’s Walmart attack in Virginia which killed seven was latest mass shooting
  • Mass shooting defined as single incident in which three or more people are killed
  • America in 2022 has seen 64 of these shootings which left 286 people dead 
  • When the scope is widened to include mass gun violence – when three or more people are killed OR injured – the number of dead reaches 635, with 2,541 injured

Last night’s bloody rampage in Virginia that left seven dead including the shooter when a man thought to be a store manager opened fire in a Walmart brings with it another grim statistic. 

There have now been seven mass shootings of such scale in the US this month alone, leaving a total of 32 people dead.

The slaughter of innocent civilians in Chesapeake, VA, this week followed six other incident just this month in which three or more people were gunned down in cold blood. 

On November 19, 22-year-old gunman Anderson Aldrich opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle inside a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and leaving 25 injured.

Less than a week earlier, a University of Virginia student thought to be Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., also 22, fatally shot three of his former UVA football teammates as they returned from a field trip. 

There were also three other mass shootings in Virginia, Maryland and Florida earlier this month.

But these tragic attacks constitute just three of 64 mass shootings over the course of the year so far, resulting in the deaths of 286 people.

And, when the scope is widened to include mass gun violence – incidents in which three or more people were killed OR injured – the total jumps even higher.

Since January 1, 635 people have died so far this year as a result of mass gun violence in the US, according to Gun Violence Archive Statistics, while an eye-watering 2,541 have been injured.

Now DailyMail.com looks back at each of the seven mass shootings to plague the country so far this month.

A gunman, believed to be a manager at the store, started shooting people in a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday night, killing seven

A gunman, believed to be a manager at the store, started shooting people in a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday night, killing seven

UVA student bus is pictured cordoned off after three footballer players were shot dead

UVA student bus is pictured cordoned off after three footballer players were shot dead

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, 22,is the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of three UVA football players

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, 22,is the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of three UVA football players

Anderson Lee Aldrich is shown, left, in a family photo

Anderson Lee Aldrich is shown, right, in a June 2021 livestream

Colorado gay club shooting suspect Anderson Aldrich gunned down five people earlier this month

The names of the three students who were shot and killed in Virginia this month can be seen together with the message 'UVA Strong'

The names of the three students who were shot and killed in Virginia this month can be seen together with the message ‘UVA Strong’

People hold a vigil at a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs after the horror shooting

People hold a vigil at a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs after the horror shooting

November 22, Chesapeake, VA 

A Walmart manager killed six people at his store in Chesapeake, Virginia, last night before being shot dead himself in a pre-Thanksgiving rampage. 

The suspect has not yet been named, and it’s unclear if he killed himself or was brought down by someone in the store.  

He opened fire in the break room of the store in Sam’s Circle at 10.10pm on Tuesday night while shoppers were carrying out last minute Thanksgiving errands. 

Police said the gunman was dead when they arrived on the scene but did not confirm whether he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound – though a Walmart employee claimed the shooter turned the gun on himself.

One victim’s dead body was discovered outside, beside the store’s entrance. It remains unconfirmed if the victims were all staff or if they include customers and the gunman’s motive has not yet been confirmed. 

November 20, Hennessey, OK

Police responded to a call at around 8.45pm about a potential hostage situation at in Kingfisher County – about 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City.

Deputies discovered four people dead from gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, who was shot twice, was airlifted to the hospital.

A Chinese man named Wu Chen was taken into custody without incident just before 4pm on November 22. 

Police said the victims had been ‘executed’. 

Police are investigating a quadruple homicide that occurred at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in Kingfisher County

Police are investigating a quadruple homicide that occurred at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in Kingfisher County

Police said the victims and the suspect are all Asian, and the shooting was an isolated incident

Police said the victims and the suspect are all Asian, and the shooting was an isolated incident

November 19, Colorado Springs, CO

The horrific attack in Chesapeake came just three days after 22-year-old Anderson Aldrich is thought to have opened fire in Club Q, a gay bar in Colorado Springs. 

The club’s owners say Aldrich arrived with ‘tremendous firepower’ – an AR-15 rifle, six magazines of ammo and a handgun. 

Patrons used the handgun Aldrich was carrying to beat him to the ground until police arrived – but not before the shooter managed to kill five people and injure two dozen.

A year and a half before the Colorado Springs shooting, Aldrich allegedly threatened their mother with a homemade bomb, forcing neighbors in surrounding homes to evacuate while the bomb squad and crisis negotiators talked him into surrendering.

November 18, Richmond, VA

One day prior to the shooting in Colorado Springs, authorities in Virginia said officers were called to a report of a shooting at a home in Richmond. 

When they arrived they found the bodies of JoAnna Cottle, 39, and her children, Kaelyn Parson, 13, and 4-year-old twins, Kinsey and Jayson Cottle, all of whom had been gunned down in the early hours of the morning. 

Police said the investigation led to Cottle’s former boyfriend, Jonah Adams, 35, who police said is the father of Kinsey and Jayson Cottle. 

He was arrested near his home in Waldorf, Maryland, nine hours after the killings.

November 13, Charlottesville, VA

Less than a week before the murder of the Cottle family, a student at the University of Virginia opened fire on a student bus, killing three of his former football teammates.

The students had been on a field trip to see a play in Washington DC, with the devastating incident taking place as they pulled into the parking garage.  

Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr and D’Sean Perry died in the attack. 

Witnesses say the shooter ‘targeted’ his victims, and Chandler was sleeping at the back of the bus when he was singled out and shot.

Linebacker Lavel Davis Jr was also killed in the 'targeted' incident which saw two of his fellow footballers shot dead

Devin Chandler was shot dead as he slept on the bus which had been returning from Washington DC

D'Sean Perry also died in the mass attack, with a football game set to take place this weekend against Coastal Carolina was cancelled in honour of those killed

Three UVA football players were gunned down by a former teammate 

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