In Chesapeake, Virginia, particulars are rising in regards to the six individuals who police say had been shot to demise by a supervisor at a Walmart supercenter Tuesday evening.
The oldest one who died was 70, the youngest was simply 16.
“This pain you can’t even describe,” Sonya, the aunt of 22-year-old sufferer Tyneka Johnson, mentioned.
It’s a ache that is all too acquainted for households left grieving from America’s newest mass shooting.
“How do you know you go out to go to work and you not coming home?” Sonya mentioned.
All six killed within the shooting had been Walmart workers. In addition to Johnson, 70-year previous Randall Blevins, 43-year-old Lorenzo Gamble, 38-year-old Brian Pendleton, 52-year-old Kellie Pyle and an unidentified 16-year-old had been gunned down.
Police say the shooter was 31-year-old Andre Bing, firing the primary photographs within the break room round 10 p.m. Bing labored as an evening crew supervisor and had been employed by the retailer since he was a youngster.
“It is by the grace of God that a bullet missed me,” Walmart worker Briana Tyler mentioned. “I literally watched bodies drop.”
The shooter was armed with a handgun and extra rounds of ammunition – injuring a minimum of six others earlier than turning the gun on himself. Bing’s motive is unknown.
This tragedy comes because the state continues to be grappling with the murders of three soccer gamers on the University of Virginia – allegedly shot by a former teammate simply 10 days earlier.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin acknowledged the priority over the back-to-back mass killings within the Commonwealth.
“There will be time for us to react. But today and in the next few days is a time to support those that need us most,” Youngkin mentioned.