Details are emerging about the six people police say are missing in Chesapeake, Virginia.Tuesday night at the Walmart Supercenter.
The oldest person to die was 70, the youngest just 16.
Sonia, the aunt of 22-year-old victim Taynica Johnson, said that the pain is indescribable.
It’s a pain all too familiar to families grieving America’s latest mass shooting.
“How do you know you’ve gone out to work and you’re not coming home?” Sonia said.
All six people killed in the shooting were Walmart employees. In addition to Johnson, 70-year-old Randall Blevins, 43-year-old Lorenzo Gamble, 38-year-old Brian Pendleton, 52-year-old Kelly Pyle and an unidentified 16-year-old boy were shot and killed.
Police say the gunman was 31-year-old Andre Bing, who fired the first shots in the break room around 10 p.m. Bing worked as a night team manager and was an employee.Since he was a teenager.
“It was the grace of God that I missed a bullet,” said Briana Tyler, a Walmart employee. “I literally saw bodies falling.”
The shooter was armed with a handgun and extra rounds of ammunition – injuring at least six others – before turning the gun on himself. City of Chesapeake Tweeted As of Thursday evening, two of the injured are hospitalized, one in critical condition and the other in stable condition.
Bing’s purpose is unknown.
The tragedy comes as the state is still reeling from the murders of three football players at the University of Virginia — allegedly shot by a former teammate just 10 days earlier.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin acknowledged concern over the spate of murders in the Commonwealth.
“We will have time to react. But today and the next few days is the time to help those who need us the most,” Yingken said.