|November 26, 2022|
Wave of US gun violence unabated
CHESAPEAKE, VA - A gunman opened fire at a Virginia Walmart store late Tuesday, killing six people and wounding at least five others, authorities said, in the latest incident in a wave of gun violence across the nation.
The shooter was a Walmart manager identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing, according to four sources — two law enforcement sources, an eyewitness and a source familiar with the matter.
Bing was a "team lead" for the overnight shift, the source familiar with the matter told CNN.
The Chesapeake Police Department responded to a report of the shooting and immediately found evidence of the carnage, Officer Leo Kosinski said in a news briefing.
Over 35 to 40 minutes, rescue and tactical teams swept through the store providing life-saving measures, he said. Authorities said the shooting had stopped when police arrived.
Mike Kafka, a spokesman for Sentara Healthcare, said five patients from Walmart are being treated at Norfolk General Hospital. Their conditions weren’t immediately available. Mayor Rick W. West, in a statement posted on Twitter, lauded the efforts of first responders.
“I am devastated by the senseless act of violence that took place late last night in our city,” West said. “Chesapeake is a tightknit community and we are all shaken by this news.”
Story Date: November 25, 2022