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A Walmart manager killed at least 6 people in a warehouse of a chain supermarket in the city of Chesapeake, Virginia, United States.
According to the police, the attacker, identified as Andre Bing, 31, opened fire with a pistol at his colleagues in a staff room and later committed suicide.
The authorities reported that 6 persons They were injuredsome of them serious.
Police told reporters that the first emergency call was made at 10:12 p.m. local time (0312 GMT), 45 minutes before the store closed.
Images published on social networks showed a great presence police in the place of the events.
From Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, they said they were “shocked by this tragic event” and said they were “working closely with law enforcement.”
“He opened the door and fired”
Police Chief Mark Solesky told a news conference that the investigation was being conducted with the help of the FBI.
An eyewitness, who was wearing a Walmart uniform, described what happened to images that circulated on social media shortly after the attack.
He said he had left an employee room, which was entered by a colleague who then promptly opened fire.
“I looked up and my manager opened the door and Shooting“Briana Tyler, a Walmart employee, told ABC’s Good Morning America.
For her part, Jessie Wilczewski told WAVY-TV that she hid under a table when the shooting began.
The store clerk claimed the gunman had pointed his gun at her and then told her to go home.
Several employees told `CNN that the manager had previously displayed paranoid behavior and had expressed concern that the government was monitoring him.
Police on Wednesday named the victims as Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins and Tyneka Johnson.
A 16-year-old boy was also killed, but his name is withheld by police because of his age.
US President Joe Biden described the attack as “another senseless and horrible act of violence.”
This Tuesday’s attack comes just three days after a gunman opened fire at an LGBT+ nightclub in the state of Colorado, killing five people and injuring 17 others.
Also, this shooting happens less than 48 hours before Americans across the country celebrate Thanksgiving.
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