Andre Bing Wiki – Andre Bing Biography
The Walmart gunman Andre Bing 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 p.m. 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 photo was 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.’
Officials urged citizens to ‘join us in praying for the family and friends of these community members who we have lost.’ Earlier in the day, the city identified the shooter as Bing, saying he was ‘armed with one handgun and had multiple magazines on his person.
Andre Bing Age
The age of Andre Bing is 31 years.
Andre Bing shot six co-workers dead in ‘planned’ break-room
There were 50 people inside the store at the time, likely finishing some last-minute Thanksgiving errands. Bing opened fire in the breakroom at the back of the store. He shot ten people before killing himself.
When police searched his body, they found a list of names that contained the names of the colleagues he wished to target, according to the local Virginia outlet WAVY, citing an anonymous source.
It is not yet clear if the victims were on the previously mentioned list reportedly recorded by authorities. Two of the victims were found next to Bing in the breakroom when police arrived, and a third was found at the front of the store.
Three others were taken to the hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. Four people are still in the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Former colleagues today described Bing as ‘weird’ and revealed he was so paranoid about being watched by the government that he taped over the camera on his phone.
It remains unclear if he legally owned his handgun from him or the ‘multiple’ rounds of ammunition he brought with him. Police say he was dressed in ‘civilian’ clothing, and was not wearing any kind of protective vest.
‘Everyone called him weird. That was all anyone could say about Andre,’ Shaundrayia Reese, who previously worked with him, told The New York Times.
She added that he had a ‘nasty attitude’ – something other staff also complained about. ‘He had an attitude. He was kind of aggressive.
‘There were moments where he was OK, but he was definitely hard to work with and a little hostile,’ Nathan Sinclair, who also used to work with him, said. Every night, Bing hosted a meeting in the store room where he would assign tasks to the team for that night.
He would then typically go home. ‘He was the type of guy who said, “I go to work and go home, I don’t have a social life,’ Josh Johnson said.
A Walmart spokesman told DailyMail.com: ‘The alleged shooter has been identified as Andre Bing. ‘We can confirm that he was a Walmart associate. Andre’s position with the company was overnight team lead and he’s been employed with us since 2010.’
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a LinkedIn statement of his own from him: ‘The devastating news of last night’s shooting at our Chesapeake, VA store at the hands of one of our associates has hit our Walmart family hard. My heart hurts for our associates and the Chesapeake community who have lost or injured loved ones. We are here for them today and in the challenging days ahead they will have our support.
‘We appreciate all of our associates, first responders, and local officials who are already on site helping offer support as we work together to navigate this tragedy.’
Survivors on Wednesday shared harrowing details of how the gunman was known to be problematic among staff. Briana Tyler, who had worked at the store for two months, told Good Morning America that he was the one to ‘look out for’.
‘There was always something going on with him just having an issue with someone but I never expected it would get to this level. He was the manager that everybody had something to say about.’ Witnesses also described seeing some bodies being carried out in shopping carts.
Jeromy Basham, who had been shopping, told The New York Times he saw at least one body being carried out in a cart. Two of the victims died in the hospital.
‘As soon as my team lead said, ‘”all right, we have a light night tonight,” I looked up and 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.Read More…..