Police identify six Virginia Walmart employees slain in mass shooting

Police identify six Virginia Walmart employees slain in mass shooting

The six folks killed at a Virginia Walmart have been recognized by cops on Wednesday as co-workers who have been ruthlessly gunned down by their supervisor on the huge field retail retailer.

The Chesapeake Police Division recognized the deadly victims as 38-year-old Brian Pendleton of Chesapeake; 52-year-old Kellie Pyle of Chesapeake; 43-year-old Lorenzo Gamble of Chesapeake; 70-year-old Randy Belvins of Chesapeake; 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson of Portsmouth; and a 16-year-old boy of Chesapeake — whose identify is being withheld as a result of his age, WAVY reported.

The gunman, night-shift chief Andre Bing, took his personal life after the mindless slaughter on Tuesday evening.

Briana Tyler, who began working for the Chesapeake retailer two months in the past, instructed ABC Information that Bing entered the shop’s breakroom and opened hearth shortly earlier than 10:15 p.m. as staff ready to start out their evening shift.

“He wasn’t aiming at anyone particularly,” Tyler stated. “He simply actually began taking pictures all through the whole break room and I watched a number of folks simply drop right down to the ground, whether or not they have been making an attempt to duck for canopy or they have been hit.”

Three of the people, together with Bing, have been discovered deceased within the break room of the shop whereas one deceased sufferer was positioned towards the entrance of the shop, based on regulation enforcement.

An extra three different victims have been transported to native hospitals for additional therapy however succumbed to their accidents, cops stated.

It’s not clear what sparked the murderous rampage, nevertheless, coworkers described Bing as “tough, imply and paranoid.”

“He was at all times saying the federal government was watching him. He didn’t like social media and he stored black tape on his cellphone digicam,” Shaundrayia Reese, who labored with Bing for 3 years, instructed CNN.

“Everybody at all times thought one thing was mistaken with him,” she added.

On Wednesday, police raided the house the place Bing was believed to have lived, breaking down the door. 

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