Police spokesperson provides update on Walmart shooting
A chilling “manifesto” has been found on the cellphone of Walmart gunman Andre Bing where he laid out his motive for the mass shooting in Virginia that killed six colleagues and injured at least four other victims ahead of Thanksgiving.
Memorials and candlelight vigils were held in the Chesapeake area on Thursday to honor the victims.
President Biden said on Thursday that the shooting, as well as the massacre at an LGTBQ+ club in Colorado Springs over the weekend, underlined the need to ban “sick” assault weapons with no social value.
Witnesses described how the horrific events unfolded late Tuesday when Bing opened fire in the employee’s break room as investigators tried to determine a motive.
A law enforcement source told local media that Bing was “upset” about a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by colleagues. A former colleague also said he was paranoid about the government watching him and didn’t like being recorded. A witness claims she saw him attacking certain people during the attack.
There have been 609 mass shootings this year
The Chesapeake shooting was yet another mass murder in America’s gun violence epidemic.
According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 609 mass murders in the US this year, part of the country’s 39,843 total deaths from gun violence.
Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 1:20 AM
Walmart organizes Thanksgiving meal at hotel Virginia for traumatized employees
Walmart hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday for employees of a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, where six people were killed in a mass shooting on Tuesday, ABC News reports.
The meal took place at the Delta Hotel in Chesapeake, and store employees and their families, as well as faith leaders, were there to offer comfort.
Seven people are in hospital with injuries after the shooting.
Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 00:50
Video: Church holds service honoring Chesapeake shooting victims
A church in Chesapeake, Virginia held a candlelight service to honor the six people killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart store on Tuesday.
The service was one of many memorials to the tragedy that have sprung up at the store and around town.
Watch the full video below, via Reuters.
Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 00:20
Chesapeake survivors recount horrifying moments of the shooting
Survivors of the November 22 shooting at a Virginia Walmart that killed six people have begun to share their experiences.
Donya Prioleau said she was in the employee’s break room when shots began to ring out.
“Half of us didn’t believe it was real until some of us saw all the blood on the floor,” she added.
Another colleague, Jessie Wilczewski, told the network that she could have run from the shots, but chose to stay in the shop while her colleagues lived out their final moments.
“I could have run out that door… and I stayed. I stayed so they wouldn’t be alone,’ she said.
Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 11:30 PM
Memorial Grows Outside Chesapeake Walmart After Mass Shooting
Mourners and community members have built a memorial outside the Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, where six people were killed in a mass shooting on Tuesday.
Flowers and balloons have been collected to remember the victims: Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randy Blevins, Tyneka Johnson and a 16-year-old boy whose name has been kept secret.
“It was important for us to come out and remember,” one community member told WAVY. “It was important to remember the lives lost and everyone affected by the tragedy. It is heartbreaking to think of all the staff who have to come back and realize what happened here. All those who are in the hospital, even more families, it is very tragic.”
Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 11:00 PM
‘That’s Andre’: Video Shows Alleged Walmart Shooter Andre Bing Joking With Colleagues
A video circulating on social media shows alleged Chesapeake Walmart gunman Andre Bing at work, joking with his colleagues. The original clip, which appears to have been removed from Facebook, shows a person resembling Bing telling a story about parking a car, before smiling and fading out of frame when he realizes he’s being recorded.
“That’s Andre,” you hear a colleague say in the background.
“YOU KILLED PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY CLOSE TO ME. I WOULD NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD DO SOME S*** LIKE THIS… THIS IS THE MANAGER WHO DID THAT!! ROT IN HELL,” wrote Draayia Janaee, who posted the video, on Facebook, Fox News reports.
Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 10:30 PM
An in-depth look at the cause of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting
Police said they had discovered a sort of “manifesto” on Andre Bing’s mobile phone, in which he complained about unspecified changes in his employment status, and what he called other staff harassing him about it. According to one report, police found close to his body a list of employees he planned to attack.
As America celebrated Thanksgiving Day, police in Chesapeake, Virginia, were searching for clues to the mass shooting as a Walmart store, an incident whose horror reverberated across the country, another shocking mass shooting that took place in the most mundane of environments.
In Nantucket, Massachusetts, a vacationing Joe Biden was asked about the incident and vowed to take action to control the sale of semi-automatic weapons.
“The idea that we’re not enforcing red flag laws… is ridiculous,” he said. “The idea that we are still allowing semi-automatic weapons to be bought is sick. Just sick. It has no, no social redemptive value. Zero. No. There’s no reason for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.
Andrew Buncombe has the full story ahead The independent.
Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 10:00 PM
What we know about the shooting
Here’s what we know so far about the mass shooting at Walmart’s Chesapeake branch.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 9:30 PM
These are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting
Andre Bing, night shift team leader, walked into the break room where 14 employees were meeting shortly after 10 p.m. and opened fire with a pistol. He then turned the gun on himself.
Here’s what we know about the six victims.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 9:00 PM
What we know about the alleged gunman in the Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting
Andre Bing, a 31-year-old from Chesapeake, is accused of opening fire in the break room of the store on Sam’s Circle around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
This is what we know about him.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 8:30 PM