US: Walmart shooter left ‘death note’, bought gun the day of killing

CHESAPEAKE: The Walmart The supervisor who shot dead six colleagues at a Virginia store bought the gun just hours before the murder and left a note on the phone accusing the colleague of taunting him, authorities said. said on Friday.
“Sorry everyone, but I don’t have this plan. I promise it’s just as if I’m led by Satan,” Andre said. Bing wrote on a note left on his phone, the Chesapeake Police Department said Friday.
Police said the 9mm handgun used in Tuesday night’s shooting was legally purchased that morning and Bing has no criminal record. They released a copy of the note found on his phone, which appears to have redacted the names of the specific people he mentioned.
It’s not clear when the note was written, but in it Bing claimed he had been harassed and said he had been pushed to the edge of the abyss claiming his phone had been hacked.
He wrote, “My only wish is to start over and my parents would pay more attention to my social flaws.” Bing died at the scene apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bing’s colleague who survived the shooting said he was tough and notoriously hostile to employees. One survivor said Bing appeared to be targeting people and shooting at some of the victims after they had been hit.
Jessica Wilczewski said workers were gathering in the store break room to begin their overnight shift late Tuesday when Bing, a team leader, walked in and opened fire. While another witness described Bing shooting wildly, Wilczewski said she observed him targeting certain people.
“The way he acts – he’s hunting,” Wilczewski told The Associated Press on Thursday. “The way he looks in people’s faces and the way he does what he’s done, he’s getting rid of people.”
She said she had observed him shooting at people already on the ground.
“What I do know is that he was sure that the person he wanted to die, was dead,” she said. “He turned around and shot dead bodies. Just to be sure.”
Wilczewski said she’s only been at the store for five days and doesn’t know if Bing is close or has problems with anyone. She said that being a new employee could be the reason she was spared.
She said that after filming began, a colleague sitting next to her dragged her under the table to hide. She said that at one point Bing told her to get under the table. But when he saw who she was, he said to her, “Jessie, go home.” She said then slowly got up and ran out of the store.
Former colleagues and residents of Chesapeake, a city of about 250,000 people near the coast of Virginia, struggled to make sense of the rage.
Bing’s death notebook sometimes rambles in 11 paragraphs, dealing with non-traditional and creative cancer treatments. He said people unfairly compared him to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and wrote, “I will never kill anyone who walks into my house.”
And he longs for a wife but says he doesn’t deserve it.
Several people who worked with Bing, 31, said he had a reputation as an aggressive, if not hostile, supervisor who once admitted to having “anger problems”. But he can also make people laugh and seems to be dealing with the typical stress at work that many people endure.
“I don’t think he has many people to lean on in his personal life,” said Nathan Sinclair, who worked at Walmart for nearly a year before leaving earlier this month.
In conversations between colleagues, “We would be like ‘work is taking over my life.’ And (Bing) would be like, ‘Yeah, I don’t have a social life anyway. ‘,” Sinclair recalled on Thursday.
Sinclair said he and Bing don’t get along. Bing is known to be “verbal hostility” to employees and is not particularly well liked. But Sinclair also said there were times when Bing was made fun of and not necessarily treated fairly.
Police have identified the victims as Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52 years old; Lorenzo Gamble, 43 years old; Randy Blevins, 70, and Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, both from Chesapeake; and Tyneka Johnson, 22, of nearby Portsmouth. Chavez-Barron’s name was revealed on Friday; it was withheld before because of his age.
A Walmart spokesperson confirmed in an email that all of the victims worked for the company.
Two other people who were shot remain hospitalized, police said Friday. One is still in critical condition, and the other is in better condition.
Another Walmart employee, Briana Tylersaid that Bing seems to fire randomly.
“He just shot all over the room. It doesn’t matter who he hit,” Tyler told the AP Wednesday.
Six people were also injured in the shooting, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. as shoppers were shopping ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Police said they believe about 50 people were in the store at the time.
Bing was identified as the overnight team leader, having been a Walmart employee since 2010. Police said he had a pistol and several magazines.
Tyler said the overnight reserve team of 15 to 20 people had just gathered in the break room to review the morning plan. Another team leader started talking when Bing entered the room and opened fire, Tyler and Wiczewski speak.
Tyler, who started at Walmart two months ago and only worked with Bing the night before, said she never had a negative issue with him, but others told her he was “Managers need to pay attention.” She said Bing has a history of writing on people for no reason.
This is the second major mass shooting in Virginia this month. Three University of Virginia football players have shoot dead people on the bus on November 13 when they returned from their field trip. Two other students were injured.
The shooting at Walmart also took place a few days after a person Shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado – killing 5 and injuring 17. Tuesday night’s shooting brought back memories of another attack at a Walmart in 2019, when a gunman killed 23 people at a store in El Paso, Texas.
Wilczewski, who survived Tuesday’s shooting in Virginia, said she tried but was unable to visit a memorial in the store’s parking lot Wednesday.
“I wrote a letter and I wanted to get it out there,” she said. “I’ve written to people I’ve witnessed death with. And I say I’m sorry I didn’t speak louder. I’m sorry you couldn’t feel my touch. But you not alone.”


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