Walmart employee Andre Bing fatally shot six co-workers at a Virginia location he worked after leaving an alleged “death note.”
According to NPR, Bing, who worked at a Walmart in Chesapeake, reportedly shot and killed the six victims before shooting himself on Nov. 25 allegedly left a “death note” in his phone, alleging that he was harassed on the clock.
“Sorry, everyone, but I did not plan this. I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,” he wrote in the letter stored on his phone. “My only wish would have been to start over from scratch and that my parents would have paid closer attention to my social deficits. I was harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom. The associates gave me evil twisted grins, mocked me, and celebrated my downfall the last day.”
The 31-year-old man reportedly had served as a team leader at the Chesapeake Walmart store. Jessica Wilczewski, a witness who he let go, recalled employees gathering in the break room to begin their overnight shift before he walked in with a 9mm handgun and opened fire on individuals he seemingly searched for. Bing had been a Walmart employee since 2010.
“The way he was acting–he was going hunting. The way he was looking at people’s faces, and the way he did what he did, he was picking people out,” Wilczewski said.
She also noted that Bing shot multiple people after they were already dead. After hiding underneath a table, she said, he demanded she emerges but let her walk away unscathed.
“Jessie, go home,” Wilczewski recalled him telling her. The woman believed he had let her go because she was a new employee.
When Chesapeake Police officers arrived at the scene, they found Bing and two other people dead inside the Walmart’s break room and another near the front of the store. Three other victims were rushed to the hospital and later passed away.
The Chesapeake Police Department identified the fatal shooting victims as Fernando Chavez-Barron (16), Tyneka Johnson (22), Brian Pendleton (38), Lorenzo Gamble (43), Kellie Pyle (52) and Randy Blevins (70). Six other individuals were additionally shot, and two have been in critical condition at the hospital, including 24-year-old Jalon Jones.