- Police said the gunman who opened fire Tuesday night at a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart was a store employee.
- Authorities believe the gunman killed himself at the scene.
- Police said the gunman used a pistol to fire, in which 6 died and at least six others were injured.
gunman who killed six people Police said a store employee was at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia.
He has been identified as Andre Bing, 31, of Chesapeake. police said on Wednesday,
Walmart said in a statement that the alleged gunman was a Walmart associate who was working as an overnight team lead at the store. He has been working at the shop since 2010.
Authorities believe the gunman killed himself at the scene, Chesapeake Police Chief Col. Mark G. Soleski said at a press conference the morning after the shooting.
the police said He was armed with a handgun and had several magazines.
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Soleski said a suspect’s home has been searched. Police said that now there is no threat to the public.
a man who said he was a witness Livestreamed from what appears to be a parking lot At the time of the shooting, the gunman claims to have been “one of the managers” at the store.
Jessie Wilczewski, a Walmart employee, was in the room on her fifth day of work when the gunman opened fire. he told the local news station wave tv They believe the attack was planned and was targeting other Walmart managers.
Police have not announced the motive of the attack.
Former co-workers describe accused gunman as ‘aggressive’
Two of her former co-workers said the suspect was in charge of monitoring employees as they unloaded and stored groceries throughout the store during the night shift. new York Times This week.
Former co-workers said the gunman sometimes displayed a “bad attitude” at work, resulting in complaints from those he supervised.
Former Walmart employees also told the outlet that the suspect would cover his cell phone camera with tape and often expressed fear that the government was monitoring him.
Shoundraya Reese, who worked nights at the store from 2015 to 2018, told the Times, “Everyone called her weird.” “That’s all one could say about Andre.”
After Tuesday’s shooting, Reese said she learned from other Walmart associates that the suspected shooter had previously made threats, she told nbc newsIt also includes that if he is ever fired he will “come back and kill people.”
Nathan Sinclair, 21, who previously worked a managerial shift next to the suspected gunman, told The Times they sometimes fought over workplace matters.
“He had an attitude,” Sinclair told the newspaper. “He was kind of aggressive. There were moments where he was fine, but he was definitely difficult to work with and a little bit hostile.”
Neighbors of suspected shooter say they know little about him
Washington Post reported Wednesday that Chesapeake tax records show the shooter bought a three-bedroom home in the city in 2019.
Vera McDuffie told the outlet that he moved in about two doors down about two or three years ago and said she believed he lived alone.
“Nobody I knew knew anything about it,” McDuffie, 65, told The Post. The only time she would see him, she said, was when he cut his lawn. “His yard is spotless.”
Police were at the shooter’s home all night, he said, but by morning he had left.
McDuffie’s husband, James McDuffie, told The Post that the shooter had previously told him that he worked at Walmart and that his mother and sister died of COVID-19 in New York.