The Chesapeake City Council will meet on Monday at 5 p.m. for a special meeting where leaders are expected to confirm the emergency declaration to “free up funding to support recovery following the Walmart shooting,” the city tweeted on Friday.
The declaration states: “as a result of this tragedy, impacted citizens face the need for continued emergency resources and necessitating the proclamation of a local emergency to alleviate this condition.”
The state of emergency, if agreed upon, will continue through Dec. 5, 2022.
After the council meeting, city officials will gather with the mayor for a public citywide candlelight vigil with Chesapeake Mayor Rick West.
-ABC News‘ Beatrice Peterson