Police spokesman gives update on Walmart shooting
ONE a shocking “manifesto” has been found on the mobile phone Walmart gunman Andre Bing, where he explained his motive for the mass shooting Virginia to left six colleagues dead and at least four other victims was injured prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Witnesses have described how the horrific events unfolded late Tuesday when Bing opened fire in the employee break room as investigators try to piece together a motive.
A law enforcement source told local media that Bing was “upset” over a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by co-workers. A former colleague also said he was paranoid that the government was watching him and didn’t like being recorded. A witness claims she saw him attack certain people during the attack.
Details of a potential motive come as family members of a 23-year-old Walmart employee revealed he is fighting for his life on a ventilator after being shot in the attack.
Blake Williams wasn’t even supposed to be working that night, but was covering a shift for a co-worker. His cousin said he is now unable to breathe on his own.
What we know about the shooting
Here’s what we know so far about the mass shooting at the Chesapeake branch of Walmart.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 9:30 p.m
These are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting
Night shift leader Andre Bing went into the break room where 14 employees met shortly after 10 p.m. and opened fire with a gun. He then turned the gun on himself.
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Oliver O’Connell24 November 2022 at 21.00
What we know about alleged gunman in Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting
Andre Bing, a 31-year-old from Chesapeake, is accused of opening fire inside the break room of the store on Sam’s Circle around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Here’s what we know about him.
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The death toll may still rise
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Chesapeake Walmart attack sparks calls for workplace violence prevention
Workers too often don’t know how to recognize warning signs and, more crucially, don’t know how to report suspicious behavior or feel empowered to do so, according to workplace safety and human resources experts.
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A chilling ‘manifesto’ found on Walmart gunman Andre Bing’s phone
A source told the police 10 on your side that Bing, 31, described in the document being “upset” over a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by co-workers.
Officials have not confirmed the existence of the manifesto and have yet to reveal the motive for Tuesday night’s massacre.
Oliver O’Connell24 November 2022 at 19.00
Biden rails against ‘sick’ semi-automatic weapons and unenforced red flag laws
President Joe Biden condemned the spread of semi-automatic weapons and the fact that some areas of the country did not enforce so-called “red flag laws” that were supposed to prevent people who posed a danger to themselves and others.
Sir. Biden made the remarks on Thanksgiving in Nantucket after delivering pumpkin pies to firefighters.
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Analysis: Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?
By virtue of its sheer size, with thousands of stores across the United States, the nation’s largest retailer is at the center of the gun retail debate and a well-known site of American violence, Alex Woodward reports.
Oliver O’Connell24 November 2022 at 18.30
The shooter appeared to be aiming at certain people, the witness says
The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six employees in Virginia appeared to target people and fired at some victims after they had already been hit and appeared to be dead, a witness who was present when the shooting started.
Jessica Wilczewski said workers were gathered in a break room at the store to begin their night shift late Tuesday when team leader Andre Bing walked in and opened fire with a gun. While another witness has described Bing as shooting wildly, Wilczewski said she observed him targeting specific people.
“The way he acted — he went hunting,” Wilczewski told The Associated Press on Thursday. “The way he looked at people’s faces and the way he did what he did, he picked people out.”
She said she saw him shooting at people who were already on the ground.
“What I do know is that he made sure whoever he wanted dead was dead,” she said. “He went back and shot bodies that were already dead. To be sure.”
Wilczewski said she had only worked at the store for five days and did not know who Bing was dating or having problems with. She said the fact that she was a new employee may have been why he spared her.
She said that after the shooting started, a colleague sitting next to her pulled her under the table to hide. She said at one point Bing asked her to get out from under the table. But when he saw who she was, he said to her, “Jessie, go home.” She said she slowly got up and then ran out of the store.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 24, 2022 6:22 p.m
Analysis: Why the Hell Can’t America End This Deadly Gun Violence?
You run out of words and you run out of feelings, writes Andrew Buncombe.
But next to sympathy for the victims, there are two other emotions that bubble up and won’t go away. And they are anger and outrage.
Oliver O’Connell24 November 2022 at 18.00