On Friday, authorities said that a supervisor at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, shot and fatally killed six of his co-workers just hours before buying a gun, leaving a mocking note on his phone.
On Friday, Bing Andre, a Chesapeake Police Department officer, wrote a note on his phone stating that he was led by Satan, and although I did not fulfill my promise to place things just as I fell, I apologize to everyone.
The Police said that Bing had no criminal record and that the 9mm handgun used in the shooting on Tuesday night was legally purchased. They released a copy of the note found on his phone, but redacted specific names of the people mentioned.
He was pushed to the brink by a hacked phone, and he was harassed in Bing, but it was not clear when the note was written.
Bing died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He wrote, “I wish my parents would pay closer attention to my social deficits and I only wish to start over from scratch.”
Bing, a survivor of the shooting, said that some people were already victims and had been targeted. He mentioned that it was known that Bing had a difficult and hostile relationship with the employees who survived the shooting.
Jessica Wilczewski said that certain individuals were targeting him while shooting recklessly in a store break room where workers were gathered to begin their late shift on Tuesday overnight, as witnessed by another person described by Bing.
Wilczewski informed The Associated Press on Thursday that “he was going on a hunting expedition, the manner in which he was conducting himself.” He additionally noted that “he was singling out individuals, the manner in which he executed his actions and the way he was observing people’s expressions.”
Wilczewski said that she had only worked at the store for five days, being a new employee, and she was spared because she may have been the reason.
“Jessie, return to your residence,” he informed her upon realizing her identity. However, when the gunfire commenced, Bing instructed her to evacuate from beneath the table, and she affirmed that she had concealed herself beneath a table subsequently.
The violent outburst of the ex-colleagues and inhabitants of Chesapeake, a city with a population of approximately 250,000 individuals located near the coast of Virginia, has left many perplexed.
He wrote: “I would never have killed anyone who entered my home.” He compares himself unfairly to people who reference nontraditional cancer treatments in 11 paragraphs, sometimes rambling about death, Bing’s songwriting, and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
And he desired for a spouse but expressed that he didn’t merit one.
Several individuals experience the common pressures in their workplace that he appeared to be coping with, and he also possessed the ability to amuse others. However, he was known for being a confrontational, if not antagonistic, manager who once acknowledged having “anger problems,” according to some of Bing’s colleagues who worked alongside him at the age of 31.
In the preceding month, Nathan Sinclair, who was employed at the Walmart for almost a year prior to his departure, expressed, “I believe he lacked a strong support system in his personal relationships.”
Sinclair remembered on Thursday, “And (Bing) would say, ‘Yes, I don’t have a social life anyway.’ And colleagues would say ‘work is taking over my life.'” While conversing with coworkers.
However, Sinclair also mentioned that there were occasions when Bing became the subject of ridicule. Bing had a reputation for being “verbally aggressive” towards staff and wasn’t highly regarded. Sinclair expressed that he and Bing had a strained relationship.
The name of Chavez-Barron was made public on Friday; it had been kept confidential before due to his young age. The individuals who lost their lives have been identified as Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52; Lorenzo Gamble, 43; Randy Blevins, 70, and Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, all hailing from Chesapeake; and Tyneka Johnson, 22, from the nearby town of Portsmouth.
Two individuals who were shot and hospitalized, as stated by the police, are still in different conditions. The condition of one person is critical, while the other person’s condition is improving and is now considered fair.
At that moment, authorities stated that they thought approximately 50 individuals were present in the establishment. The gunfire occurred shortly past 10 p.M. While customers were replenishing their supplies in anticipation of the Thanksgiving break, resulting in injuries sustained by six individuals.
Since 2010, Bing had served as a Walmart staff member who was recognized as an overnight team supervisor. Authorities stated that he possessed multiple publications of ammunition and a single firearm.
According to Tyler and Wiczewski, “Bing walked into the room and started shooting” while another team leader was speaking. Briana Tyler, a Walmart employee, mentioned that the group of 15 to 20 overnight stocking team members had recently assembled in the break room to discuss the morning strategy.
Two additional students were injured. On November 13th, while on a bus, three University of Virginia football players were tragically killed during their return from a field trip. This incident marked the second significant shooting in Virginia this month.
Another shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas brought back memories of the attack in 2019 when a gunman killed 23 people and wounded five. Similarly, a person opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 17 people.
According to law enforcement officials, an individual sustained non-life-threatening injuries following a shooting incident at a Walmart store located in Lumberton, North Carolina. Investigators categorized it as a contained dispute involving two acquaintances. Additionally, this incident occurred on Friday.