POLICE have released horrifying details of a mass shooting at a Chesapeake Walmart that left six dead and four others injured.
Store manager Andre Bing, 31, has been identified by officials as the gunman who opened fire in the break room at the start of the night shift before he turned the gun on himself.
When police entered the Virginia store, they found the bodies of three individuals, including the shooter, in the break room, police said on Wednesday.
Another victim was located near the front of the deceased
Three other victims were transported to local hospitals for further treatment, but died shortly after.
A family member identified one of the victims as 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson, an employee at the Walmart location where the shooting took place.
Bling, dressed in civilian clothing, was armed with a pistol and multiple magazines.
Police said about 50 people were at the store at the time of the shooting.
Walmart told The US Sun: “We are focused on doing everything we can to support our associates and their families at this time. The alleged shooter has been identified as Andre Bing. We can confirm that he was a Walmart associate.
“Andre’s position with the company was overnight team lead and he’s been employed with us since 2010. We are thankful for the local first responders and will continue to work with local law enforcement as they continue their investigation.”
On Wednesday, a SWAT team executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence with the help of Virginia State Police.
Employee and witness Briana Tyler told Good Morning America that there were 15 to 20 employees gathered in the break room waiting to learn their duties for the day when Bing swung the door open and started shooting.
“As soon as my team lead said, ‘all right, we have a light night tonight,’ I looked up and my manager just opened the door and he just opened fire.
“He wasn’t aiming at anybody specifically. He just literally started shooting throughout the entire break room and I watched multiple people just drop down to the floor, whether they were trying to duck for cover or they were hit.
“He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything at all. He just came around the corner and started shooting,” Tyler told GMA.
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