The suspected gunman, armed with a pistol, killed three people inside the Walmart break room and another near the front of the store before he turned the gun on himself. The suspect in the horrific crime was identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing, a manager or “overnight lead” at Walmart. He had been an employee of the Chesapeake Walmart since 2010.
A group of Walmart employees can be seen in the video below as they stand outside in the parking lot and discuss the violent incident. The man featured in the video identifies the shooter as “Andre.”
Walmart employees react in the aftermath of a mass shooting that occurred shortly after 10PM in Chesapeake, Virginia. Andre Bing, the floor manager of that night, opened fire at his coworkers and fired into the store, killing 6 before killing himself. pic.twitter.com/Ei0x4V9Vh7
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Here’s a video of Bing that was allegedly taken moments before he killed his co-workers:
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Fox News reports – At least 50 people were believed to have been inside, police said. Three people, including Bing, were found dead in an employee break room. Another was found dead near the front of the store. Three other victims were taken to hospitals, where they later died, police said.
In total, six people were killed, and several others were wounded.
Employee Briana Tyler said the overnight stocking team of about 15 or 20 people had just gathered in the break room to go over the morning plan when shots rang out. She said the meeting was about to start, and her team leader said: “All right, guys, we have a light night ahead of us,” when her manager turned around and opened fire on the staff.
“He was just shooting all throughout the room,” she said. “It didn’t matter who he hit. He didn’t say anything. He didn’t look at anybody in any specific type of way.”
A witness also told WAVY that she heard the suspect laughing at one point and that she believes the shooting was planned.
Investigators believe Bing was armed with one handgun and had multiple magazines. He was not wearing any type of armor or a ballistic vest,” authorities said. Bing is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.