- A gunman killed six people Tuesday at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.
- One of the victims is a 16-year-old Chesapeake resident.
- According to police, the gunman, a 31-year-old Walmart employee, shot himself.
seven died in Walmart shooting in Chesapeake, Virginiatuesday night with gunman who police say killed himself,
The city of Chesapeake released the names of the six victims on Wednesday. They include Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kelly Pyle, Randall Blevins, Tyneka Johnson and a 16-year-old Chesapeake resident.
The city said the identity of the 16-year-old boy is being withheld because he is a minor.
the shooter The Walmart associate was working as an overnight team lead at the store, Walmart said in a statement.
The company said in a statement that all six victims were also Walmart employees.
“I know this community and I know it well,” Chesapeake Mayor Rick West said in a statement posted on Twitter, “And I know that we will come together and help the families of the victims. We will share this burden together and we will be stronger for it.”
Randall ‘Randy’ Blevins, 70, of Chesapeake
Blevins was a longtime member of Chesapeake Walmart’s modular team, which sets prices on items, said Shaundrayia Reese, a former employee who worked at the store from 2015 to 2018. told the New York Times,
Reese said, he was known as Mr. Randy.
Lorenzo Gamble, 43, of Chesapeake
Gamble was the father of two sons and a Walmart employee, The Washington Post reported,
In an interview with The Post, his mother, Linda Gamble, said that she enjoys watching her 19-year-old son play football. She said that her 10-year-old son used to cry whenever his father visited.
Gamble’s mother told the Post, “He just kept being himself and doing his job.” “He was the quietest person in the family.”
Brian Pendelton, 38, of Chesapeake
Josh Johnson, a former coworker, described Pendleton to The Times as a big brother.
“If you have a problem, you can go to Brian,” he said. “He’ll go to bat for you and help you with anything.”
Reese, who also knew Pendleton, told the publication that “she never raised her voice” and “never had a bad bone in her body.”
“No one could ever say anything bad about that man. He was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life. He didn’t deserve to die like this,” she said.
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