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Walmart shooting VA – latest: Andre Bing ‘targeted’ specific victims in Chesapeake rampage, witness says

A police spokesperson provides an update on the Walmart shooting

A chilling “manifesto” was found on the cellphone of Walmart gunman Andre Bing as he laid out his motives for the Virginia mass shooting that left six co-workers dead and at least four others injured just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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A memorial service and a Candy Light Vigil were held in the Chesapeake region on Thursday to honor the victims.

President Biden said Thursday that the shootings, as well as the massacre at the LGTBQ+ club in Colorado Springs over the weekend, underscored the need to outlaw “sick” assault weapons that have no social value.

Witnesses described how horrific events unfolded late Tuesday when Peng opened fire in an employee break room, while investigators try to piece together a motive.

A law enforcement source told local media that Peng was “disturbed” by the recent change in employment status and complained of being “harassed” by fellow employees. A former co-worker also said he was paranoid about being watched by the government and didn’t like being recorded. One of the witnesses claims to have seen him target certain people during the attack.

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There have been 609 mass shootings this year

The Chesapeake shooting was yet another mass killing in America’s epidemic of gun violence.

According to data from the Gun Violence Archives, there have been 609 mass killings in the United States this year, part of the 39,843 total gun violence deaths in the country.

Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 01:20

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Walmart hosts a Thanksgiving meal at the Virginia Hotel for traumatized employees

Walmart hosted Thanksgiving dinner Thursday for store employees in Chesapeake, Virginia, where six people were killed in a mass shooting on Tuesday, ABC News reports.

The meal was held at the Delta Hotel in the Chesapeake, and featured the distinguished store employees and their families, as well as the clergy there to offer comfort.

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Seven people are still in hospital with injuries after the shooting.

Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 00:50

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Video: Church holds a service in honor of the victims of the Chesapeake shooting

A church in Chesapeake, Virginia, held a candlelight service to honor the six people killed Tuesday in a mass shooting at a Walmart store.

The service was one of many memorials to the tragedy, which appeared in the store and around town.

Watch the full video below via Reuters.

Josh MarcusNovember 25, 2022 00:20

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Chesapeake survivors recount harrowing moments from the shooting

Survivors of the November 22 shooting inside a Virginia Walmart that killed six people have begun to share their experiences.

Dounia Priollo said she was inside the employee’s break room when the shots started ringing out.

“Half of us didn’t believe it was real until some of us saw all the blood on the floor,” she added.

Another co-worker, Jesse Wilczewski, told the network that she could have escaped the footage but chose to stay in the store while her colleagues lived out their final moments.

“I could have walked out that door…and stayed. I stayed so they wouldn’t be alone,” she said.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 23:30

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A memorial grows outside a Chesapeake Wal-Mart after a mass shooting

Mourners and community members held a memorial outside the Chesapeake, Va., Walmart where six people were killed in a mass shooting on Tuesday.

Flowers and balloons were assembled in memory of the victims: Brian Pendleton, Kelly Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randy Blevins, Tenika Johnson, and a 16-year-old boy whose name has been kept secret.

“It was important for us to get out there and be remembered,” one community member told WAVY. “It was important to remember the lives that were lost and everyone affected by the tragedy. It’s heartbreaking to think of all the staff who have to come back and realize what happened here. All those in the hospital, more families, it’s just so tragic.”

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 23:00

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‘This is Andre’: Video shows alleged Walmart shooter Andre Bing joking with co-workers

A video circulating on social media shows alleged Chesapeake Walmart shooter Andre Bing joking with colleagues. In the original clip, which appears to have been deleted from Facebook, someone resembling Bing is shown telling a story about parking a car, before smiling and snapping out of frame when he realizes he is being recorded.

“This is Andre,” a co-worker can be heard saying in the background.

“I killed people who were really close to me. I never thought you would do some things like this… THIS IS THE DIRECTOR THAT DID IT!! ROT IN HELL,” Drea Jani, who posted the video, wrote on Facebook, as Fox News reports. .

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 22:30

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An in-depth look at why Chesapeake and Walmart were shot

Police said they discovered on Andre Bing’s phone a “statement” of sorts, in which he complained about unspecified changes in his employment status, and what he described as harassment by other employees about it. One report said that near his body, police found a list of the employees he planned to attack.

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, police in Chesapeake, Virginia, have been searching for evidence of both the Wal-Mart mass shooting, an incident whose horror reverberated across the country, and another massive mass shooting that takes place in the most mundane of places.

In Nantucket, Massachusetts, vacationing Joe Biden was asked about the incident and vowed he would take action to control the sale of semi-automatic weapons.

“The idea that we don’t enforce red flag laws… is absurd,” he said. “The idea that we still allow the purchase of semi-automatic weapons is satisfactory. Only sick. It has no social compensation value. Zero. Nobody. There is no single reason for that except profit for the gun manufacturers.”

Andrew Buncombe He has the full story of The Independent.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 22:00

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What we know about the shooting

Here’s what we know so far about the mass shooting at Walmart’s Chesapeake branch.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022, 21:30

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These are the six victims of the Chesapeake Wal-Mart shooting

Night shift team leader Andre Bing walked into the break room where 14 employees were meeting shortly after 10 p.m. and opened fire with a handgun. Then he turned the gun on himself.

This is what we know about the six victims.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 21:00

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What we know about the alleged gunman in the Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting

Andre Bing, 31, of Chesapeake, is accused of opening fire inside the restroom of the store at Sam’s Circle around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Here’s what we know about it.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 20:30

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