Andre Bing didn’t say anything. He just shot wild in a store break room Walmart in Virginia, United States, where he was in charge of management. That Tuesday night, he killed six people before shooting himself to death.
On Wednesday, authorities said that André Bing31, was a manager on the night shift at the Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. He had been an employee of the company since 2010 and was now in charge of supervision.
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At the time of the attack, he was armed with a pistol and several magazines.
According to CNN, his coworkers said that a quiet shift at the Walmart Supercenter it became a night of horror, bloodshed and death.
The attack began at 10:12 p.m., less than an hour before the closing time of the Walmart.
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The employee Kevin Harper he said he had just left the room when a colleague walked in and started shooting.
“He just had just come out of the break room … (the shooter) started trapping people in there,” Harper said in a Facebook Live video. “He Just Came In And Started Shooting” added. “I feel sorry for the victims.”
For his part, Brianna Tyler, another Walmart employee who survived the attack, described scenes of terror in the staff break room.
tyler He remembered that the overnight storage team, 15-20 people, had just met in the break room to go over the next day’s plan. She maintained that the meeting was about to start, and a team leader said, “Okay guys, we’ve got a quiet night ahead of us.” Then, André Bing he turned and opened fire on them.
At first, Tyler doubted that the shooting was real. He thought it was an active shooter drill.
“Everything was happening so fast” said. “It is by the grace of God that a bullet did not pass me. I saw smoke coming from the gun and I literally saw bodies fall,” he added.
“I wasn’t targeting anyone specifically,” Tyler told ABC.
Tyler said the man looked directly at her and fired, but missed by inches. “He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything at all.”
When the police arrived, the gunman was dead. Authorities said he apparently committed suicide.
Six people were injured in the shootingwhich occurred when buyers stocked up before the holiday of Thanksgiving of this Thursday. Police said they believe about 50 people were in the store at the time, according to the AP agency.
Police said three of the dead, including Bing, were found in the break room. One of the murdered victims was found near the front of the store. Three others were taken to hospitals, where they died.
Tyler, who started working at Walmart two months ago and had worked with Bing Just one night, he said he never had a negative encounter with him, but other colleagues told him he was “the manager to watch out for.”
According to CNN, several co-workers from Bing they said the attacker had exhibited strange and threatening behavior in the past.
They added that André Bing he was brusque with his co-workers and came to express paranoid views about the government.
“He said many disturbing things”said Donya Prioleau, who said she was in the employee break room when Bing He entered and opened fire.
“We don’t know what led him to do this. None of us can understand why it happened.” said.
Employee Jessie Wilczewski told Norfolk television station WAVY that she hid under a table, and Bing looked at her and pointed his gun at her. Then he told her to go to her house and she left.
Among the dead is a 16-year-old teenager whose name was withheld due to his age. The other victims were identified as Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52; Lawrence Gamble, 43; and Randy Blevins, 70, all of Chesapeake; and Tyneka Johnson, 22, from nearby Portsmouth.
kellie pyle She was a “lovely, generous and kind person,” said Gwendolyn Bowe Baker Spencer, who said her son and Pyle had plans to get married next year. She had adult children in Kentucky.
Lawrence Gamble He worked at Walmart for 15 years, his mother, Linda Gamble, said in an interview with The Washington Post. She described him as a quiet and reserved person.
His parents Linda and Alonzo Gamble said he loved spending time with their two sons, ages 19 and 10. The youngest cried every time his father left; he just wanted to spend more time with his father, Linda Gamble said.
Brian Pendleton He was a janitor at Walmart and his shift started at 10:30 pm. He was in the break room when the shooting began, according to his mother, Michelle Johnson.
“He always came to work early to be on time,” he told the AP on Wednesday. “He liked his coworkers.”
Pendleton had recently celebrated its tenth anniversary working in the store.
His mother said that I had no problems at work, except with one supervisor, Andre Bing.
“He just didn’t like my son,” Johnson said. “He told me that he (Bing) gave him a hard time.”
Randall Blevins he was a longtime member of the store’s team that set prices and organized merchandise, The New York Times reported.
His former co-worker Shaundrayia Reese, who worked at the store from 2015 to 2018, spoke fondly of Blevins as “Mr. Randy.”
He told the AP that the store’s night crew was “a family” and that the employees supported each other.
Tyneka Johnson she was a young person who dreamed of going to college and was willing to overcome academic weaknesses to improve herself, said Casheba Cannon, who tutored her first two years at Western Branch High School.
Johnson was described as a fashionista who always arrived with her hair and nails done, while displaying an enthusiastic personality. She had an affinity for music and dancing, Cannon said.