Authorities in Virginia have identified five of the six people killed Wednesday in a fatal shooting inside a Wal-Mart by a store employee.
The city of Chesapeake said Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kelly Pyle, Randall Blevins and Tynika Johnson were killed Tuesday night when suspected gunman Andre Bing opened fire inside the big box store.
The sixth victim has only been identified as a 16-year-old boy. Bing died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.
The ages of the other victims were not released.
Chesapeake, Virginia Walmart employee kills 6 with pistol, police say
At least 50 people were inside the store when the gunshots rang out, police said. Three people, including Bing, were found dead in an employee break room. Another person was found dead in front of the store. Three other victims were taken to a hospital where they later died, police said.
A Walmart employee said the overnight stocking team had gathered in the break room when the gunman opened fire.
“He was just shooting all over the room,” Briana Tyler said. “It didn’t matter who he hit. He didn’t say anything. He didn’t look at anybody in any particular way.”
A witness also told WAVY that he heard the suspect laughing at one point and believes the shooting was planned.
Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting. A Chesapeake police SWAT team searched Bing’s home but it was unclear if anything important was found.
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The Walmart store is expected to be closed for several days as investigators process the scene. The company said it has set up an Associate Resource Center to offer counseling, meals and other services to employees and their family members.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.