6 killed, at least 6 injured in Virginia Walmart after employee opens fire on co-workers

At least seven people, including the suspect, are dead after a disgruntled employee began shooting Tuesday night at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, officials and a senior law enforcement official told NBC News.

The night manager who killed six other workers at a Walmart in Virginia and wounded at least a half-dozen others was identified by the company Wednesday as 31-year-old Andre Bing.

Bing, who took his own life after opening fire on his co-workers Tuesday, worked the overnight shift at the Walmart Supercenter in the city of Chesapeake and was a longtime employee, the company said in a statement.

"We can confirm that he was a Walmart associate," the statement read. "Andre's position with the company was overnight team lead and he's been employed with us since 2010."

Chesapeake city officials also confirmed the name of the shooter on their official Twitter account and said that he was armed with one handgun and multiple magazines.

City officials on Wednesday identified five of the victims: Lorenzo Gamble, 43; Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52; Randall Blevins, 70; and Tyneka Johnson, 22. A 16-year-old male was also killed, but his name is being "withheld at this time due to him being a minor," the city said.


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