The man who opened fire at a Virginia Walmart on Tuesday — killing six people and himself — was a longtime employee at the store.
According to the New York Times, suspect Andre Bing, 31, worked for the company since 2010 and was an overnight manager at the Chesapeake location. Fifty people were reportedly in the store when Bing was seen opening fire in the employee break room.
Reports indicated that two shooting victims are in critical condition.
Chesapeake police said Bing carried out the mass shooting with a pistol but he had multiple magazines in his possession.
According to KCPQ, employee Briana Tyler recalled the overnight stocking team of 15 to 20 people being in the break room when a team leader said, “All right guys, we have a light night ahead of us.” Bing apparently opened fire moments later.
“He was just shooting all throughout the room. It didn’t matter who he hit. He didn’t say anything. He didn’t look at anybody in any specific type of way,” Tyler told the news outlet.
Tyler, who had just started working at Walmart two months ago, said she never had any issues with Bing. However, Tyler alleged that co-workers claimed Bing would write up employees for no reason.
Officials have not yet uncovered a motive. Chesapeake police Chief Mark Solesky said there is no evidence that Bing was known to law enforcement before Tuesday’s shooting.
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[Featured image: Andre Bing/Chesapeake Police Department]