Six people were killed by a gunman Tuesday at a Walmart store in Chesapeake. VirginiaThe officers, he said, legally purchased the handcuffs the same day.
According to police, the 31-year-old suspect had purchased a 9mm handgun from a local store. He took it to the Walmart branch where he had worked since 2010, shortly before the store closed. Investigators have said that he was carrying several magazines of ammunition, and that he killed himself with the weapon before officers arrived.
in a note police said they retrieved from her phone and that it was deployment of From the Twitter account of the city of Chesapeake, the suspect, identified as Andre Bing, said he had been ridiculed and harassed by co-workers and pleaded God’s forgiveness for what he said happened too soon.
Police said Bing had no criminal history. A search of his home for relevant materials turned up only a box of ammunition and paperwork associated with the gun purchase.
Following a series of mass shootings in which the gunman apparently gave up ideological motivations, the absence of an online manifesto initially left authorities at a loss to explain the motivation for this killing spree. Colleagues described how Bing could be difficult and aggressive and would tape on his phone’s camera because he was worried the government was tracking him, according to the wall street journal,
On Wednesday, police identified five of the victims: Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kelly Pyle, Randall Blevins and Tyneka Johnson. The name of the sixth was withheld because he was a minor.
According to the police, two other people are hospitalized, one of whom is in critical condition and the other is in good condition and improving. Candle march has been organized in the city on Monday.