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

A chilling “manifesto” has been found on the cellphone of Walmart gunman Andre Bing, where he laid out his motive for the mass shooting in Virginia that left six coworkers dead and at least four other victims injured ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Memorials and cande light vigils were held across the Chesapeake area on Thursday to honour the victims.

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

Witnesses have described how the horrifying events unfolded late on 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” about a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by fellow employees. A former coworker also said he was paranoid about the government watching him and did not like being recorded. One witness claims she saw him target certain people during the attack.

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16-year-old identified as one of the victims

07:39 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Hundreds of people gathered in a vigil to pay tribute to a 16-year-old victim of the Walmart shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia, who was identified by authorities.

Fernando Chavez Jr, known to family and friends as Fernando Jesus Chavez was killed on Tuesday, along with five other victims.

A crowd gathered at the Sam’s Circle Walmart on Thursday to pay tribute to the teenager who family and friends described as “humble and intelligent”.

Maroosha Muzaffar reports.

16-year-old victim of Chesapeake Walmart shooting is identified: ‘Such a nice kid’

Everything we know about the Walmart Chesapeake mass shooting

07:20 , Josh Marcus

Six victims have been killed and a gunman is dead following a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, where a store employee reportedly opened fire on his colleagues inside a break room before turning the gun on himself.

The incident unfolded just after 10pm on Tuesday at the superstore on Sam’s Circle.

It comes just days before Thanksgiving when shoppers were likely stocking up on goods ahead of the holiday season.

Walmart confirmed the identity of the alleged gunman - 31-year-old Andre Bing - in a statement to The Independent.

Rachel Sharp has the latest information.

Walmart mass shooting Chesapeake store deaths

Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise

06:50 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

The death toll from the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is likely to climb as a 23-year-old store worker is expected to have his life support machine switched off.

Blake Williams is currently fighting for his life on a ventilator and is unable to breathe on his own after he was shot by alleged gunman and coworker Andre Bing in Tuesday night’s massacre.

Rachel Sharp has more.

Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise as worker, 23, on life support

TikToker raises more than $170,000 for Walmart employee to retire: ‘Life shouldn’t be this hard’

06:20 , Josh Marcus

A TikToker has raised more than $172,000 to give to a Walmart employee so that she will be able to pay off her mortgage and retire.

Devan Bonagura, who goes by the username @dbon973_ on the app, captured the attention of TikTok users when he shared a 15-second video of an elderly Walmart employee named Nola.

In a clip Bonagura shared on 3 November, he filmed Nola, who was wearing a Walmart employee vest and nametag, staring down at her lap as she sat in the break room at the Walmart where he said she works.

“Life shouldn’t be this hard…” Bonagura wrote in a text caption on the short video, before adding in the caption: “I feel bad.”

Chelsea Ritschel has more details.

TikToker raises more than $170,000 for Walmart employee to retire

What we know about the suspect

05:50 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Andre Bing, a 31-year-old from Chesapeake, is accused of opening fire inside the break room of the store on Sam’s Circle at around 10pm on Tuesday.

Six Walmart employees were killed in the attack, the motive for which remains unclear but surviving employees have claimed that he had “issues” with other staff members.

“The alleged shooter has been identified as Andre Bing. We can confirm that he was a Walmart associate,” the Walmart statement read.

“Andre’s position with the company was overnight team lead and he’s been employed with us since 2010.”

Here’s what we know so far about the gunman:

What we know about alleged Walmart shooting suspect Andre Bing

Our correspondent’s deep dive on the Walmart shooting

05:20 , Josh Marcus

Some said he was a loner. Others said he could be gruff and unresponsive.

Police said that on Andre Bing’s cellphone, they discovered a “manifesto” of sorts, in which he complained about unspecified changes to his employment status, and what he termed other staff’s harassment of him about it. One report said that close to his body, police found a list of employees he planned to attack.

As America marked Thanksgiving Day, police in Chesapeake, Virginia, were searching for clues to the mass shooting as a Walmart store, an incident whose horror has reverberated across the nation, another jolting mass shooting taking place in the most mundane of settings.

Andrew Buncombe has the full story.

How a 'weird' and 'eccentric' night manager came to commit mass murder

Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years

04:50 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Mass shootings in which four or more people are killed or injured have reached more than 600 in 2022, averaging more than one per day, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The shooting in Chesapeake is the latest public massacre in a retail store, where more than 217 people have been killed and 227 injured over the last five decades in mass acts of violence.

Walmart – often the only grocery store in many areas across the country, and a ubiquitous presence with more than 4,000 stores in the US – has been the site of 363 gun-related incidents and 112 gun deaths since 1 January 2020, according to advocacy group Guns Down America.

Alex Woodward reports.

Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?

‘Missing my baby’: Families remember Walmart shooting victims

04:20 , Josh Marcus

A custodian and father of two. A mother with wedding plans. A happy-go-lucky guy.

That’s how friends and family described some of the six people killed at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, when a manager opened fire with a handgun right before an employee meeting. Five adults have been identified, while authorities have not released the name of the sixth person killed, a 16-year-old boy.

Here are some details about those who were lost.

Ben Finley and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher have the story.

'Missing my baby': Six killed in Virginia Walmart shooting

Community members mourn teen victim of Chesapeake shooting

03:20 , Josh Marcus

Community members gathered on Thursday to mourn Fernando Chavez Jr, one of the victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting.

Authorities previously kept the 16-year-old’s name confidential, owing to his age, but supporters have now organised a memorial fund a GoFundMe in his name.

Chavez was remembered as “an amazing person who will be missed,” according to the page.

“He was an 11th grade honors student and new driver, who was excited about his first part-time job at Walmart,” the GoFundMe page continues. “An outstanding son and excellent big brother, he loved building with Legos. He will always be remembered as humble, loving, responsible and hardworking young man.”

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Should we rebroadcast name of Chesapeake shooter?

02:20 , Josh Marcus

As Americans across the country race to get news about the Chesapeake Walmart shooting, one local newsroom has made an interesting decision: not to repeatedly broadcast the name of the alleged gunman.

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Deciding how much to center the identity of the shooter after a mass killing is often a controversial choice in newsrooms.

On the one hand, focusing on the assailant sheds light on what happened, and can suggest places where authorities can look for future warning signs.

On the other hand, the identity of the shooter can often eclipse that of the victims, or even inspire copy cats.

What do you think is the best way forward?

There have been 609 mass shootings this year

01:20 , Josh Marcus

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

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 609 mass killings in the US this year, part of 39,843 overall gun violence deaths in the country.

Walmart hosts Thanksgiving meal at Virginia hotel for traumatised employees

00:50 , Josh Marcus

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

The meal took place at the Delta Hotel in Chesapeake, and featured store employees and their families, as well as faith leaders there to offer comfort.

Seven people remain in the hospital with injuries after the shooting.

Video: Church holds service honoring victims of Chesapeake shooting

00:20 , Josh Marcus

A church in Chesapeake, Virginia, held a candle light service honoring the six people who were killed on Tuesday in a mass shooting at a Walmart store.

The service was one of numerous memorials to the tragedy, which have sprung up at the store and around the city.

Watch the full video below, via Reuters.

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Chesapeake survivors recount horrific moments from shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 23:30 , Josh Marcus

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

Donya Prioleau said she was inside the employee break room when shots began ringing out.

“We don’t know what made him do this,” she told CNN, referring to store employee and suspected gunman Andre Bing. “None of us can understand why it happened.”

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

Another coworker, Jessie Wilczewski, told the network she could’ve run from the shots but chose to stay in the store as her colleagues experienced their final moments.

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

Memorial grows outside of Chesapeake Walmart after mass shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 23:00 , Josh Marcus

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

Flowers and balloons have been assembled to remember the victims: Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randy Blevins, Tyneka Johnson, and a 16-year-old boy whose name has been kept confidential.

“It was important for us to come out and remember,” a community member told WAVY. “It was important to remember the lives lost and everybody that was affected by the tragedy. It’s heartbreaking to think about all the employees who have to come back and realize what happened here. All the ones that are in the hospital, more families, it is very tragic.”

‘That’s Andre’: Video shows alleged Walmart shooter Andre Bing joking with coworkers

Thursday 24 November 2022 22:30 , Josh Marcus

A video circulating on social media shows alleged Chesapeake Walmart shooter Andre Bing at work, joking with his colleagues.In the original clip, which appears to have been taken down from Facebook, shows an individual who resembles Bing telling a story about parking a car, before smiling and darting out of frame when he realises he’s being recorded.

“That’s Andre,” a coworker can be heard saying in the background.

“YOU KILLED PEOPLE THAT WAS REALLY CLOSE TO ME THERE. I NEVER WOULD OF THOUGHT U WOULD DO SOME S*** LIKE THIS... THIS IS THE MANAGER WHO DID THAT !! ROT IN HELL,” Draayia Janaee, who posted the video, wrote on Facebook, Fox News reports.

An in-depth look at what caused the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 22:00 , Josh Marcus

Some said he was a loner. Others said he could be gruff and unresponsive.

Police said that on Andre Bing’s cellphone, they discovered a “manifesto” of sorts, in which he complained about unspecified changes to his employment status, and what he termed other staff’s harassment of him about it. One report said that close to his body, police found a list of employees he planned to attack.

As America marked Thanksgiving Day, police in Chesapeake, Virginia, were searching for clues to the mass shooting as a Walmart store, an incident whose horror has reverberated across the nation, another jolting mass shooting taking place in the most mundane of settings.

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

“The idea that we’re not enforcing red flag laws … is ridiculous,” he said. “The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”

Andrew Buncombe has the full story for The Independent.

How toxic manager complaints turned to mass murder in Walmart

What we know about the shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 21:30 , Oliver O'Connell

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

Walmart mass shooting Chesapeake store deaths

These are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 21:00 , Oliver O'Connell

Six employees were killed in the attack on the Chesapeake, Virginia, branch of Walmart on 22 November 2022.

Night shift team leader Andre Bing walked into the break room where 14 employees were meeting shortly after 10pm and opened fire with a pistol. He then turned the gun on himself.

Here’s what we know about the six victims.

Who are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting?

What we know about alleged gunman in Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 20:30 , Oliver O'Connell

The gunman who allegedly killed six victims in a mass shooting inside a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, before turning the gun on himself has now been identified as a night manager at the store.

Andre Bing, a 31-year-old from Chesapeake, is accused of opening fire inside the break room of the store on Sam’s Circle at around 10pm on Tuesday.

Here’s what we know about him.

What we know about alleged Walmart shooting suspect Andre Bing

Death toll could still rise

Thursday 24 November 2022 20:00 , Oliver O'Connell

The death toll from the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is likely to climb as a 23-year-old store worker is expected to have his life support machine switched off.

Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise as worker, 23, on life support

Chesapeake Walmart attack sparks calls for violence prevention at work

Thursday 24 November 2022 19:30 , Oliver O'Connell

The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee.

But while many companies provide active shooting training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly how to identify and address worrisome behavior among employees.

Workers far too often don’t know how to recognize warning signs, and even more crucially don’t know how to report suspicious behavior or feel empowered to do so, according to workplace safety and human resources experts.

Walmart Chesapeake shooting sparks calls for violence prevention at work

Chilling ‘manifesto’ found on Walmart gunman Andre Bing’s phone

Thursday 24 November 2022 19:00 , Oliver O'Connell

A chilling “manifesto” has been found on the cellphone of Walmart gunman Andre Bing, in which he allegedly laid out his motive for the horror mass shooting that left six coworkers dead and at least six other victims injured.

A law enforcement source told 10 On Your Side that, in the document, Bing, 31, described being “upset” about a recent change in employment status and complained that he was being “harassed” by fellow employees.

Officials have not confirmed the existence of the manifesto and are yet to reveal the motive for Tuesday night’s massacre.

Rachel Sharp reports.

Chilling ‘manifesto’ found on Walmart gunman Andre Bing’s phone

Biden rails against ‘sick’ semi-automatic weapons and unenforced red flag laws

Thursday 24 November 2022 18:45 , Oliver O'Connell

President Joe Biden denounced the proliferation of semi-automatic weapons and the fact that some areas of the country did not enforce so-called “red flag laws” meant to prevent people who posed a danger to themselves and others.

Mr Biden made the remarks on Thanksgiving in Nantucket after he had delivered pumpkin pies to firefighters.

Eric Garcia reports.

Biden rails against ‘sick’ semi-automatic weapons and unenforced red flag laws

Analysis: Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?

Thursday 24 November 2022 18:30 , Oliver O'Connell

By nature of its enormous size, with thousands of stores across the US, the nation’s largest retailer is at the centre of debate over retail gun sales and a familiar place for American violence, Alex Woodward reports.

Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?

Shooter seemed to target certain people, witness says

Thursday 24 November 2022 18:22 , Oliver O'Connell

The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started.

Jessica Wilczewski said that workers were gathered in a store break room to begin their overnight shift late Tuesday when team leader Andre Bing entered and opened fire with a handgun. While another witness has described Bing as shooting wildly, Wilczewski said that she observed him target certain people.

“The way he was acting — he was going hunting,” Wilczewski told The Associated Press on Thursday. “The way he was looking at people’s faces and the way he did what he did, he was picking people out.”

She said that she observed him shoot at people who were already on the ground.

“What I do know is that he made sure who he wanted dead, was dead,” she said. “He went back and shot dead bodies that were already dead. To make sure.”

Wilczewski said she had only worked at the store for five days and didn’t know who Bing got along with or had 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 co-worker sitting next to her pulled her under the table to hide. She said that at one point, Bing told her to get out from under the table. But when he saw who she was, he told her, “Jessie, go home.” She said she slowly got up and then ran out of the store.

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Analysis: Why the hell can’t America end this deadly gun violence?

Thursday 24 November 2022 18:00 , Oliver O'Connell

You run out of words and you run out of emotions, writes Andrew Buncombe.

But alongside sympathy for the victims, are two other emotions that bubble up and will not go away. And they are anger and outrage.

Why the hell can’t America end this deadly gun violence?

Biden urges ‘greater action’ on gun reform

Thursday 24 November 2022 17:45 , Oliver O'Connell

President Joe Biden has urged “greater action” to combat the proliferation of firearms in the US after a gunman fatally shot six people inside a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night.

Biden urges ‘greater action’ on gun reform after Chesapeake Walmart massacre

These are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

Thursday 24 November 2022 17:30 , Oliver O'Connell

Six employees were killed in the attack on the Chesapeake, Virginia, branch of Walmart on 22 November 2022.

Night shift team leader Andre Bing walked into the break room where 14 employees were meeting shortly after 10pm and opened fire with a pistol. He then turned the gun on himself.

Here’s what we know about the victims.

Who are the six victims of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting?

State senator eviscerates GOP’s thoughts and prayers ‘mouth service’

Thursday 24 November 2022 17:00 , Oliver O'Connell

A Democratic state senator in Virginia unloaded on her Republican foes during an interview with CNN on Wednesday morning after a deadly shooting erupted late Tuesday evening at a Walmart in her state.

John Bowden reports.

Virginia state senator rejects GOP’s thoughts and prayers after Chesapeake shooting

Biden asked about spate of mass shootings

Thursday 24 November 2022 16:50 , Oliver O'Connell

During a Thanksgiving meet and greet with firefighters on Nantucket Island, President Joe Biden briefly answered some questions from reporters, including on the subject of the recent spate of mass shootings.

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters during a visit to a fire station on Thanksgiving in Nantucket, Massachusetts (REUTERS)
President Joe Biden speaks to reporters during a visit to a fire station on Thanksgiving in Nantucket, Massachusetts (REUTERS)

“The idea that we’re not enforcing red flag laws… is ridiculous,” Mr Biden said.

“The idea we still allow semi- automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers,” the president continued.

Asked if there is anything he can do about gun laws during the lame duck period of his presidency, he replied: “I’m going to try.”

Mr Biden added: “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”

The president brushed aside the timing of such a move, given his weakened position with the soon-to-be Republican-controlled House coming into session in January: “I’m going to do it whenever — I’ve got to make that assessment as I get in and start counting votes.”

Analysis: Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?

Thursday 24 November 2022 16:30 , Oliver O'Connell

By nature of its enormous size, with thousands of stores across the US, the nation’s largest retailer is at the centre of debate over retail gun sales and a familiar place for American violence, Alex Woodward reports.

Walmart has faced calls to ban gun sales for years. Will Chesapeake change that?

Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise

Thursday 24 November 2022 16:00 , Oliver O'Connell

The death toll from the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is likely to climb as a 23-year-old store worker is expected to have his life support machine switched off.

Rachel Sharp reports.

Walmart shooting death toll likely to rise as worker, 23, on life support

Walmart attack sparks calls for violence prevention at work

Thursday 24 November 2022 15:40 , Oliver O'Connell

The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee.

But while many companies provide active shooting training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly how to identify and address worrisome behavior among employees.

Workers far too often don’t know how to recognize warning signs, and even more crucially don’t know how to report suspicious behavior or feel empowered to do so, according to workplace safety and human resources experts.

Walmart Chesapeake shooting sparks calls for violence prevention at work

Governor asks Virginians to pray for families of victims

Thursday 24 November 2022 15:20 , Oliver O'Connell

In a Thanksgiving message to the people of Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin asked that people remember the families of victims in their prayers.

On this day that we offer thanks for our many blessings, Suzanne and I ask all Virginians to take a moment to lift up in prayer the families of the victims in Chesapeake and Charlottesville, along with the many heroes who serve and protect. To our service men and women here and overseas and their families, our first responders and law enforcement, teachers, healthcare workers, and all those in Virginia who make their communities stronger, we say thank you. May God bless you.

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Mother details son’s harrowing survival account after he was shot twice

Thursday 24 November 2022 15:00 , Oliver O'Connell

The mother of one of the Walmart workers wounded during Tuesday night’s shooting has explained how he survived.

Kimberly Shupe told WTVR CBS 6 that her son Jalen thought his manager looked “kind of different” when they went for their evening meeting.

“He just didn’t understand what was going on. Everybody thought [the manager] was in a mood or something,” Ms Shupe said. “Suddenly it changed. It transitioned from the look to actually seeing a gun.”

A bullet grazed her son’s ear and he began to flee, seeing people on the group that he had to jump over to save himself.

When Jalen made it to the front, she said, he was shot again.

“His exact words were, ‘I got shot... I actually got shot.’ And then when he made it to the front, his exact words was, ‘I just got shot again,’” Ms Shupe said. “So you know, you got shot in the beginning. And now as you’re trying to go get help, just shot again.”

Jalen was helped out by a coworker and they waited in her car until help came. He had been shot in his back and sternum and thought he was going to die. Ms Shupe says he is fighting on but struggling to process what he witnessed.

“There’s trauma,” she said. “He’s really dealing with that more, I guess you could say almost as much as the injuries: the trauma of people being injured and hurt that he might not ever see again.”

FBI investigation continues at Chesapeake Walmart

Thursday 24 November 2022 14:50 , Oliver O'Connell

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Bing ‘just started spraying’ bullets in the Walmart break room

Thursday 24 November 2022 14:40 , Oliver O'Connell

One Walmart employee who left the break room before Andre Bing began shooting was Kevin Harper, who recounted his experience in a Facebook Live video.

Per CNN:

Employee Kevin Harper said a colleague entered the breakroom and started shooting.

“I just left out the breakroom … (the gunman) starts cappin’ people up in there,” Harper said in a Facebook Live video. The video is no longer on his Facebook page, but it has been re-shared on social media.

“He came in there and just started spraying,” Harper said. “I’m sorry for the victims.”

Chesapeake Mayor: ‘We will share this burden together and be stronger for it'

Thursday 24 November 2022 14:20 , Oliver O'Connell

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A mother with wedding plans, a father and custodian: Families remember victims

Thursday 24 November 2022 14:00 , Shweta Sharma

A mother with wedding plans, a custodian with a congenital brain disorder, and a loving father. That’s how families and friends described the victims of the Walmart shooting

Kellie Pyle, 52, of Chesapeake, was remembered as a generous and kind person, a mother who had wedding plans in the near future, Gwendolyn Bowe Baker Spencer. “We love her,” said Ms Spencer.

“She was going to marry my son next year. She was an awesome, kind individual — yes she was.” Pyle had adult children in Kentucky who will be traveling to Virginia in the wake of the tragedy, Ms Spencer said.

Another victim, Brian Pendleton, 38, was born with a congenital brain disorder and made sure to be punctual. Although his shift as a custodian started at 10.30pm, he was in the break room when the shooting started just after 10, according to his mother, Michelle Johnson.

“He always came to work early so he would be on time for work,” she told The Associated Press Wednesday. “He liked his coworkers.”

Pendleton had recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary working at the store.

The mother of Lorenzo Gamble, 43, of Chesapeake, said in a Facebook post: “Missing my baby right now, life is not same without my son.” “He just kept to himself and did his job,” Linda Gamble said. “He was the quiet one of the family.”

Another victim, Randy Blevins, was a longtime member of the store’s team that set prices and arranged merchandise, The New York Times reported.

Former co-worker Shaundrayia Reese, who said she worked at the store from around 2015 to 2018, spoke fondly of Blevins as “Mr Randy.”

She said the overnight crew at the store was “a family” and that employees relied on one another.

One of the young victims of the shooting was, Tyneka Johnson, 22, of Portsmouth A makeshift memorial to Johnson was placed in a grassy area outside the Walmart, with the words “Our Hearts are with you” and a basket of flowers.