Virginia Walmart mass shooting: What we know about the victims

Six people were killed at the Walmart Tuesday night.

Police are working to get more clues after a gunman shot six Walmart employees in Virginia before taking his own life.

Authorities have identified five of the six people who were killed in a Virginia Walmart after the store’s manager began firing Tuesday night before killing himself.

Five of the deceased victims were identified as Lorenzo Gamble; Brian Pendleton; Kellie Pyle; Randall Blevins; and Tyneka Johnson, according to a Wednesday news release from the City of Chesapeake.

The sixth deceased victim was a 16-year-old boy who authorities are not naming because he was a minor, the city said.

All six victims were employed by Walmart, a company spokesperson told CNN.



“The City of Chesapeake has always been known as the ‘City That Cares’ and now, more than ever, we know our City will show up and care for those who need it most,” the release said. “Please join us in praying for the family and friends of these community members who we have lost.”

(From top left) Lorenzo Gamble, Kellie Pyle, Brian Pendleton, Tyneka Johnson and Randy Blevins

(From top left) Lorenzo Gamble, Kellie Pyle, Brian Pendleton, Tyneka Johnson and Randy Blevins

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Earlier Wednesday, the city identified the shooter as 31-year-old Andre Bing, saying he was “armed with one handgun and had multiple magazines on his person.”



Bing was an “overnight team lead” and had been employed with Walmart since 2010, the company said in a statement.

Authorities were digging into the shooter’s background Wednesday for information on what could have motivated the attack, police said.

“Law enforcement will do what they can and I promise you, more information will follow,” Chesapeake Mayor Rick West said in a video message posted Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday, the City of Chesapeake released the names of the victims on Twitter.



Here’s what we know about the victims:

Lorenzo Gamble

PHOTO: Lorenzo Gamble, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

Lorenzo Gamble, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

City of Chesapeake

Brian Pendleton, 38

PHOTO: Brian Pendleton, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

Pendleton, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

City of Chesapeake

Pendleton’s mother, Michelle Johnson, told ABC News that her son “had a real big heart” and loved working at Walmart.

Pendleton had a condition called congenital hydrocephalus, but it never stopped him from leading a full life, she said.

“He liked to joke, and he liked to make people laugh, but he was a very good worker,” Johnson said.

“I’m going to miss my son,” she said.



Kellie Pyle

PHOTO: Kellie Pyle, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

Kellie Pyle, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

City of Chesapeake

Randall Blevins

PHOTO: Randy Blevins, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

Randy Blevins, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

City of Chesapeake



Tyneka Johnson

PHOTO: Tyneka Johnson, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

Tyneka Johnson, one of the victims at the shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake. Va., is pictured in an undated photo.

City of Chesapeake

Chesapeake hasn’t released the name and photo of the sixth victim, a 16-year-old boy, because he’s a minor.



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