The Walmart gunman who opened fire in the break room of the Chesapeake store where he worked last night had a list of the names of people he wished to target.
Andre Bing, 31, opened fire in the breakroom of the Walmart in Sam’s Circuit, Chesapeake, at 10.12 pm last night, where 14 employees had gathered for a pre-shift meeting.
Bing’s rampage killed six people in total, including a 16-year-old boy.
In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Chesapeake identified five of the deceased victims as Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson.
The sixth deceased victim’s name and the photo were withheld due to his age, the city said.
‘The City of Chesapeake has always been known as the ‘City That Cares’ the release said. ‘And now, more than ever, we know our City will show up and care for those who need it most.’
Investigators say their main focus right now is learning as much as they can about the Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting suspect, including a possible motive.
A witness who spoke with WAVY earlier Wednesday said she believed the shooting was planned, and that the suspect was laughing at the time. Bing fatally shot six people before turning the gun on himself, police say. Three people remained hospitalized on Wednesday night, two in critical condition.
A law enforcement source told 10 On Your Side’s Chris Horne that Bing had a manifesto on his phone. The source said the manifesto described how Bing was upset about the recent change in employment status and was being harassed about it by fellow employees.
“Sorry God, I’ve failed you, this was not your fault but my own. I failed to listen to the groans of the holy spirit which made me a poor representation of You,” Bing wrote in a note released :
Sorry God, I’ve failed you, this was not your fault but my own. I failed to listen to the groans of the holy spirit which made me a poor representation of You.
I was harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom, I remained strong through most of the torment but my dignity was taken away beyond repair by my phone getting hacked.
They laughed at me and said I was just like Jeffrey Dahmer.
Bing suggested that for these reasons, his co-workers deserved to die:
A few months back I had overheard [REDACTED] talking to [REDACTED] and he told me that he had been trying to get rid of me since day one. After I heard that I lashed out. The associates gave me twisted grins, mocked me and celebrated my down fall [sic] the last day. That’s why they suffer the same fate as me.
When police searched his body, they found a list of names that contained the names of the colleagues he wished to target, according to local Virginia outlet WAVY.
His handgun or the ‘multiple’ rounds of ammunition he brought with him were illegally owned. Police say he was dressed in ‘civilian’ clothing, and was not wearing any kind of protective vest.
*CORRECTION: Authorities have confirmed Bing legally bought the 9mm handgun used in the killing on November 22, and that he had no prior convictions.
‘Everyone called him weird. That was all anyone could say about Andre,’ Shaundrayia Reese, who previously worked with him, told The New York Times.
The local outlet broke the story last night but the corporate media decided not to report the manifesto because there is nothing that would support their fake news stories.