Walmart shooting suspect Andre Bing was a longtime employee who was 'a little off'
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, was a longtime employee who a former co-worker described as paranoid but not violent.In a statement Wednesday, Walmart identified the suspect as Andre Bing, an overnight team leader who had been with the company since 2010. Records show Bing was 31 years old.
A video on social media purportedly shows the Walmart employee who killed six people joking with other employees.
Police have said that seven people, including the shooter, were killed in a shooting at the Walmart on Sam's Circle in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night. A statement provided to Newsweek by Walmart confirmed 31-year-old Andre Bing, an employee with the company since 2010, as the shooter.
Footage of Bing was posted on Facebook by a person who said they used to work at the store.
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"We was driving in the back and I was parking it and everything," Bing tells colleagues in the clip. "It's more fun that driving a car."
Seconds later, Bing is seen ducking out of the frame when he realizes he is being filmed. The person recording the video laughs, then adds: "Facebook Live! And that's Andre."
It is not clear when the footage was filmed, but a 26-second clip was posted on Facebook after Tuesday night's shooting.
"BOY YOU SICK AF AND ITS CRAZY I GOT SO MANY VIDEOS WITH YOU," Draayia Janaee wrote on Facebook. "YOU KILLED PEOPLE THAT WAS REALLY CLOSE TO ME THERE. I NEVER WOULD OF THOUGHHT U WOULD DO SOME S*** LIKE THIS... THIS IS THE MANAGER WHO DID THAT !! ROT IN HELL MF."
In another post, the user wrote: "As much as we joked w Andre ... I'm glad they fired me from Walmart."
Walmart Manager Who Killed 6 Had a Manifesto on His Phone: Report
The Walmart manager who laughed while brutally shooting six people dead and injuring several more on Tuesday night had a manifesto on his phone explaining the motive for his horrific killing, according to a new report. Law enforcement described Andre Bing’s manifesto to 10 On Your Side’s Chris Horne on Wednesday night, saying it describes how Bing was “upset about the recent change in employment status and was being harassed about it by fellow employees.”Further details on the manifesto were unavailable, but The Daily Beast has contacted the Chesapeake Police Department for comment.
Newsweek reached out to the person for further comment.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a Walmart employee said they had narrowly avoided being killed when a manager opened fire on employees in the break room.
"It was the manager," the employee said in a video that was live-streamed on Facebook and later shared on Twitter. "I just left out a break room, manager come in there... started shooting bro."
At a news conference on Wednesday morning, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solensky said police received a call about the shooting at 10:12 p.m. ET, and that the first officers arrived on the scene two minutes later. They entered the store at 10:16 p.m. and the scene was declared safe by 11:20 p.m.
Solensky confirmed that six victims had died and four others were in area hospitals. He said police believe the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Just like Richard Fierro in Colorado Springs, data shows that 64 unarmed civilians have apprehended the gunman in mass shootings since 2000
Recent data conducted by Texas State University and the FBI show that over 50 unarmed civilians have apprehended gunmen in mass shootings since 2000.The army veteran had been sitting at a table inside the club with his wife and daughter the night of Saturday, November 19 when a gunman entered and opened fire, killing five people and injuring eighteen. After hearing bullets, Fierro ran directly towards the shooter, who has now been identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, pulled him down, and beat him with his own gun before police arrived on the scene.
Solensky said the shooter was a Walmart employee and used a pistol in the shooting, but did not provide any details about a motive.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Walmart said: "We are shocked at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia store. We're praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We're working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates."
In a statement on Twitter, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said: "Our hearts break with the community of Chesapeake this morning. I remain in contact with law enforcement officials throughout this morning and have made available any resources as this investigation moves forward. Heinous acts of violence have no place in our communities."
President Joe Biden also released a statement, noting that "because of yet another horrific and senseless act of violence, there are now even more tables across the country that will have empty seats this Thanksgiving."
The president added: "Jill and I grieve for those families, for the Chesapeake community, and for the Commonwealth of Virginia, which just suffered a terrible shooting at the University of Virginia this month. We also mourn for all those across America who have lost loved ones to these tragic shootings that we must come together as a nation to stand against."
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Biden added that this year, he signed into law "the most significant gun reform in a generation, but that is not nearly enough. We must take greater action."
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Virginia Walmart worker who escaped shooting files $50M suit, says she complained of gunman's 'bizarre' behavior .
A Walmart worker who was shot at during last week's mass killing in a Chesapeake, Virginia, store filed a $50 million lawsuit, saying she wrote a formal complaint about the shooter.Donya Prioleau was in the break room at the Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake when the gunman stormed in and started firing on Nov. 22. She ran from the room as bullets whizzed by her head, "barely missing her," says a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chesapeake Circuit Court.