Police spokesperson provides update on Walmart shooting
A chilling “manifesto” has been found on the cell phone 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.
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.
Details of a possible motive come as relatives of a 23-year-old Walmart employee reveal he is fighting for his life on a ventilator after being shot in the attack.
Blake Williams wasn’t even supposed to work that night, but was doing a shift for a colleague. His cousin said he can’t breathe on his own now.
Bing, the night squad leader, opened fire at the Chesapeake store just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Walmart shooter was “paranoid government was watching him,” says a colleague
A former Walmart employee has spoken out to reveal that alleged gunman Andre Bing was paranoid about the government monitoring him.
“He always said the government was watching him. He disliked social media and he kept black tape on his phone camera. Everyone always thought there was something wrong with him,” Shaundrayia Reese told UKTN.
“He didn’t like being admitted. He was always afraid that the government was listening.”
Ms. Reese, who worked with Bing at the Walmart store from 2015 to 2018, took a video of Bing at the store in 2016.
In the video, which was widely circulated on social media, Bing appears to be talking to people before realizing he’s in front of the camera and quickly walking away.
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 12:57 PM
Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise as life support worker, 23, expected to be turned off
The death toll from the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is likely to rise as a 23-year-old store employee is expected to have his life support machine turned off.
Blake Williams is currently fighting for his life on a ventilator and is unable to breathe on his own after being shot by alleged gunman and colleague Andre Bing during Tuesday night’s massacre, according to his devastated cousin.
Bing, a 31-year-old night manager, opened fire on his colleagues in the break room just after 10 p.m. before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Six Walmart employees were killed in the attack, including Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins and Tyneka Johnson. The sixth victim, a 16-year-old boy from Chesapeake, has not been publicly named because he is a minor.
UKTN‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 12:31 PM
Chilling ‘manifesto’ on Walmart shooter Andre Bing’s phone reveals possible motive for Chesapeake shooting
A chilling “manifesto” has been found on the cellphone of Walmart gunman Andre Bing, allegedly outlining his motive for the horror mass shooting that killed six colleagues and injured at least six other victims.
A source told the police 10 on your side that Bing, 31, described in the document that he was “upset” about a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by colleagues.
Officials have not confirmed the manifesto’s existence and have yet to reveal the motive for Tuesday night’s massacre.
UKTN‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 12:10 PM
Biden urges ‘more action’ on gun reform
President Joe Biden has urged “more action” to stem the proliferation of guns in the US after a gunman shot and killed six people at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night.
The violence marks the second high-profile mass shooting in the US in three days, after five people were fatally shot and more than a dozen others injured at a Colorado Springs LGBT+ club.
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 11:50 AM
Names of five adult victims released by police
The Chesapeake Police Department has released the names of the adult victims of Tuesday night’s mass shooting at the local Walmart.
A sixth, 16-year-old minor has not been named.
Rachel SharpNovember 24, 2022 11:30 am
Mother describes son’s harrowing survival story after being shot twice
The mother of one of the Walmart employees injured in Tuesday night’s shooting has explained how he survived.
“He just didn’t understand what was going on. Everyone thought [the manager] was in a mood or something,” Ms. Shupe said. “Suddenly it changed. It transitioned from the appearance to actually seeing a gun.
A bullet grazed her son’s ear and he began to run when he saw people in the group that he had to jump over to save himself.
When Jalen stepped forward, she said, he was shot again.
“His exact words were, ‘I was shot…I really was shot.’ And when he reached the front, his exact words were, ‘I just got shot again,'” Mrs. Shupe said. “So you know, you got shot in the beginning. And now that you’re trying to get help, you just shot again.
Jalen was helped by a colleague and they waited in her car for help to arrive. He had been shot in the back and sternum and thought he was going to die. Mrs. Shupe says he fights on, but struggles to process what he saw.
“There’s a trauma,” she said. “He really has more to do with that. I think you can say almost as much as the injuries: the trauma of people getting hurt and hurt that he may never see again.”
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 11:10 AM
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.
Here’s what we know about him so far:
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 10:50 am
Analysis: Why the hell can’t America put an end to this deadly gun violence?
You’re out of words and you’re out of emotions, writes Andrew Buncombe.
But in addition to sympathy for the victims, there are two other emotions that bubble up and don’t go away. And they are anger and indignation.
Rachel SharpNovember 24, 2022 10:30 am
State senator takes GOP’s thoughts and prayers from ‘mouth service’
A Democratic state senator in Virginia took issue with her Republican enemies during an interview with UKTN Wednesday morning after a deadly shooting broke out late Tuesday night at a Walmart in her state.
Rachel SharpNov 24, 2022 10:10 am
Gunman’s chilling ‘manifesto’ revealed
A chilling “manifesto” has been found on Walmart gunman Andre Bing’s cell phone where he laid out his motive for the horror mass shooting that killed six colleagues and injured at least four other victims.
A source told the police 10 on your side that in the document Bing, 31, described being “upset” about a recent change in employment status and complaining about being “harassed” by co-workers about it.
Officials have not given a motive for the attack, but several colleagues at the store have spoken out to say the 12-year-old employee had “problems” with other members of staff.
Rachel SharpNovember 24, 2022 9:50 AM