Shooting at Virginia Walmart leaves 7 dead, including shooter

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

An employee opened fire at a Wal-Mart in Chesapeake, Virginia, killing 6 and wounding 6 more, before committing suicide, in a workplace rampage killing.

Six people were wounded, one severely. Five people were taken to Norfolk General Hospital. The motive of the shooting is still unknown.

The store was considered safe by Wednesday morning.

Police say that officers on the scene might not have fired weapons.

The gunman, Andre Bing, shot aimlessly with a handgun around the break room. Bing, an overnight team leader, had worked for Wal-Mart since 2010, but experienced strife with his coworkers. He also expressed antigovernment views.

The Mayor of Chesapeake, Rick West, declared in a statement that he was "devastated by the senseless act of violence that took place late last night in our city...Chesapeake is a tight-knit community and we are all shaken by this news. Together, we will support each other throughout this time."

US President Joe Biden declared it "yet another horrific and senseless act of violence".