Sources identify the Walmart manager who shot and killed 6 people at his store in Virginia

Sources identify the Walmart manager who shot and killed 6 people at his store in Virginia
Police say the gunman had a pistol when he killed six people at a Walmart in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE (Virginia, US), Nov 24 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The gunman who killed six people at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday was himself the store manager identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing. He then committed suicide.

Bing was a “team lead” for the Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart’s overnight shift, sources said. However, police have yet to publicly identify the shooter, except disclosing that the shooter was an employee of the store, said Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky.

The manager had worked at Walmart since 2010, the source said.

The motive behind the massacre remains a mystery.

Investigators believe the gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Solesky said Wednesday morning.

The deadly rampage started around 10:12 p.m. Tuesday, less than an hour before the Walmart Supercentre was set to close.

Four people injured in the attack remained hospitalized, the police chief said. At least two were in critical condition, said Dr. Michael Hooper, vice president and chief medical officer at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Investigators swept the store overnight into Wednesday, searching for victims or people who may have been hiding, Chesapeake Police spokesperson Leo Kosinski said.

The Thanksgiving week massacre marks yet another mass shooting in a place traditionally seen as safe – from schools to hospitals to stores.

Just 170 miles west of Chesapeake, a 22-year-old student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville allegedly opened fire on fellow students this month, killing three of them on a bus returning to campus from a field trip to Washington, DC.

Last weekend, a 22-year-old shot and killed five people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 19 others were injured, authorities said.

Tuesday’s shooting happened as the US has recorded more than 600 mass shootings so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The Washington, DC, field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is assisting local police in the investigation, the bureau said on Twitter. — NNN-AGENCIES


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