Crime: Walmart worker was spared by killer manager who paused mass shooting and told her to go home

Walmart worker was spared by killer manager who paused mass shooting and told her to go home

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A survivor of the Walmart mass shooting has described how she was spared by the killer store manager when he paused the rampage to send her home.

Jessie Wilczewski had only worked at the store for five days when the manager opened fire in a packed meeting room, killing six people.

She described how she took cover under a table as the gunman 'laughed' while several of her co-workers were shot.

Jessie said the manager then briefly stopped shooting, turned and pointed the gun at her. He reportedly told her to get out from under the table and said: 'Jessie, go home.'

Six people were killed when the shooter opened fire in the breakroom of the Walmart in Sam's Circuit, Chesapeake, at 10.12pm last night. He then turned the pistol on himself.

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Jessie told WAVY her shift had started off normal. In the moments before the shooting, about 14 employees had gathered in a meeting room to learn about their duties, she said.

She said the gunman then entered and began 'firing shots from left to right' while laughing.

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'It didn't even look real until you could feel… like when the gun goes off, the pow, pow, pow, you could feel it, I mean I don't know why I didn't hear it at first because it was so loud, but you could feel it,' Jessie said.

She said she believes the attack was planned and victims were targeted.

Another worker, Briana Tyler, who had worked at the store for two months, told Good Morning America that the killer manager was the one to 'look out for'.

TIMELINE OF CHESAPEAKE WALMART SHOOTING

10.12pm: Gunman opens fire in break room at back of the store. First 911 calls made

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10.14pm: First cops arrive on the scene

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11.20pm: Scene is officially declared 'safe'

'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.'

Describing the moment he opened fire, Tyler said: '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.

'He didn't say a word, he didn't say anything at all... He just came around the corner and started shooting.'

Some employees have speculated it was a planned and targeted attack. The motive for the shooting is not yet known.

Another worker has also said they narrowly avoided the massacre because they showed up late to work.

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On Wednesday morning, police raided the shooter's three-bedroom home in Chesapeake, which is around three miles from the store.

Among the victims is 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson, who was named by her family on Wednesday.

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