It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I report another mass shooting has taken place on U.S. soil. This time at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia.
On Tuesday night (November 22), a man armed with a handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition shot and killed six people and injured six others in a mass shooting.
The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing, who was a team lead for Walmart’s overnight shift.
Bing had been an employee since 2010.
Prior to the shooting, Andre was captured on video smiling and laughing with co-workers.
Walmart employee Briana Tyler said she and her co-workers were in the break room around 10 p.m. gunfire erupted.
Briana told ABC News, “My manager just opened the door and he just opened fire. He wasn’t aiming at anybody specifically. He just literally started shooting throughout the entire break room and I watched multiple people just drop down to the floor, whether they were trying to duck for cover or they were hit.”
Tyler said the gunman looked “directly at” her and fired, but “luckily missed” her head by “an inch or two.”
“He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything at all,” she said. “He just came around the corner and started shooting. The first person that was in his eyesight, he shot him down.”
Briana Tyler also noted Andre Bing clocked in on Tuesday night before the shooting.
Andre Bing died at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Watch the news report below.
I am heartbroken for the lives lost and the families impacted by another senseless act of gun violence.
Source: ABC News