Andre Bing The shooter who is accused of killing six people in a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, before killing himself has now been named as the store’s night manager, The Independent can report. Follow For More Updates newsyorbits.com
Andre Bing, a 31-year-old Chesapeake resident who works at Walmart, is suspected of firing a handgun shot inside the store’s break room at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Follow For More Updates Twitter
Before Bing, an overnight team lead who had worked at the company for the previous 12 years, reportedly shot and killed himself with his own gun, authorities said, six people, including a 21-year-old employee, were slain in the attack on Tuesday. His body and the bodies of two of his suspected victims were discovered in the store’s break room.
The reason behind the attack is still unknown, but survivors have stated that the 31-year-old had “problems” with other employees before the shooting spree.
In a statement provided to The Independent on Wednesday, Walmart confirmed the shooter’s identity.
“Authorities have confirmed many fatalities, however specifics of the horrific occurrence in our Chesapeake, Virginia store are still developing. At this time, our main priority is providing our colleagues and their families with the best possible support. Andre Bing has been named as the alleged shooter, according to a business representative.
“We can vouch that he worked for Walmart. Since joining the organization in 2010, Andre has held the position of nighttime team lead. We appreciate the efforts of the neighborhood emergency personnel and will keep cooperating with them as their investigation progresses.
Before Tuesday’s Andre Bing, one witness who had only been employed there for five days asserted that it was already obvious that Bing had “problems” with some of the branch’s other supervisors.
She informed the local television station 10 On Your Side that she thought the shooting was preplanned and that the attacker occasionally laughed while carrying out the attack.
She added that he appeared to target other supervisors in the shooting, which took place as 14 workers waited to start their shift for the evening in a meeting room.
Jessie Wilczewski, Andre Bingemployee, described how the shooter seemed to have spared her during the massacre to local station WAVY Andre Bing
She told how, as shooting broke out, she ran under the table.
She claimed that when Bing saw her, he pointed his revolver at her. But he advised her to return home rather than opening fire.
Briana Tyler, a different Walmart employee, said on Good Morning America that the shooter was seen as someone to “watch out for.”
“He was usually having some sort of conflict with someone, but I never thought it would go to this point,” the speaker Andre Bing. Everyone had something to say about him as the manager, she claimed.
Ms. Tyler, who was unharmed in the shooting, claimed that Bing didn’t say anything before entering the break room and opening fire.
She claimed, “When I looked up, my manager had just opened the door and started firing.”
She continued by saying that she didn’t think the suspect was specifically targeting anyone, only the first person “in his sights.”
She stated, “He just just started shooting all over the break room and I saw several individuals just drop on the floor, trying to hide for cover or they were hit.”
He was completely silent and said nothing at all. He simply rounded the corner and began firing.
He shot down the first guy who came into view, and the next thing you know, he simply started rigging all over the break Andre Bingwithout saying a word.
Police revealed the identity of the shooter as a male store employee in a press conference on Wednesday morning. He was not believed to have been on police’s radar before the attack on Tuesday.
Police released a press release containing Bing’s photo and identity few hours later.
He had no prior criminal history, according to a search of online databases. It’s unclear if Bing lawfully bought the gun that was used in the assault.
Following the incident, a search warrant was Andre Bingat the suspect’s residence, and pictures show the front door was smashed.
The residence was “cleared” in the search, according to Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky, indicating that there was “no ongoing concern to the public.”
At 10.12 p.m. on Tuesday, the police were contacted in response to reports of a shooting at the business.
Two minutes later, at 10.14 p.m., the first officers arrived on the scene. Two minutes later, at 10.16 p.m., they entered the business.
According to Chief Solesky, officers discovered the suspect deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and deemed the area secure.
The incident claimed the lives of and injured several victims.
One victim was discovered dead in the front of the store, and the gunman and two other victims were discovered dead in the break room. Three more victims were taken to the hospital but later died from their wounds.
At least six additional survivors were transferred to nearby hospitals for additional care. On Wednesday afternoon, the City of Chesapeake reported that one of those individuals is now in serious condition.
Tyneka Johnson, a 21-year-old employee at the store, was one of the victims who perished in the attack, according to her relatives.
After learning of the incident, Johnson’s family pleaded for assistance in locating her in a tragic Facebook post late on Andre Bingnight.
“We need assistance finding my little cousin. She works for Walmart,” a desperate family member wrote.
“Everyone should be aware of her safety. The purpose of this article is to locate and assist Tyneka Johnson. There are none. Help only.
The family uploaded a picture of the 21-year-old with heartbreak emoticons a few hours later.
She was “the nicest girl who never troubled anyone,” according to a relative who confirmed her death to 7NewsDC on Wednesday.
A makeshift memorial bearing her name was placed in the Walmart parking lot where she was killed.
At this point, it is unknown how the four survivors are doing at the hospital.
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