The man who walked into an employee break room at a Virginia Walmart and opened fire late Tuesday worked at the store, Chesapeake police said at a news conference Wednesday. Police and Walmart later identified the gunman as 31-year-old Andre M. Bing, a supervisor with the overnight team who joined the company in 2010.
Six victims died in the attack, along with the shooter. At least six others were wounded and transported to hospitals, authorities said.
At least 50 people were in the store at the time of the incident, some doing last-minute Thanksgiving shopping and others working an overnight shift for the giant chain. The shooting came days after a man fatally shot five people at a Colorado LGBTQ club deemed a haven for its community and less than two weeks after a 22-year-old University of Virginia student killed three students during a school trip.