Andre Bing's first victim in Walmart mass shooting identified as Tyneka Johnson
Former staffers at Walmart described their ex-manager, Andre Bing, as 'weird' and 'nasty with an attitude'
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CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA: The police has released the picture of one of the six victims shot and killed by Chesapeake Walmart manager Andre Bing on Tuesday night, around 10.15 pm, November 22. Tyneka Johnson, 22, was killed in an open fire in which several other co-employees were killed. The authorities revealed that he was carrying a list of the names of people he wanted to target. Bing entered the breakroom of the Walmart in Sam’s Circuit, Chesapeake, where 14 employees had gathered to attend a pre-shift meeting. He shot at 10 people before turning the gun and killing himself.
A Walmart spokesperson released a statement, “While details of the tragic incident in our Chesapeake, Virginia store are still emerging, authorities have confirmed multiple fatalities. We are focused on doing everything we can to support our associates and their families at this time. The alleged shooter has been identified as Andre Bing. We can confirm that he was a Walmart associate.” It further read, “Andre’s position with the company was overnight team lead and he’s been employed with us since 2010. We are thankful for the local first responders and will continue to work with local law enforcement as they continue their investigation.”
witnesses are Reporting saying the Night manager "snapped", and shot a lady in head, killed multiple employees in break room, 10+ shots fired in grocery section. Shot and killed himself. 4+ fatalities. pic.twitter.com/vE2uV8TAxg— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) November 23, 2022
Former staffers described their ex-manager as "weird" and "nasty with an attitude." Someone also said that he was paranoid and believed the government are keeping an eye on him and kept his phone camera taped, reported the Daily Mail. “Everyone called him weird. That was all anyone could say about Andre,” Shaundrayia Reese, who previously worked with him, told The New York Times.
“He had an attitude. He was kind of aggressive. There were moments where he was OK, but he was definitely hard to work with and a little hostile,” added Nathan Sinclair, another former worker. The ex-colleague further said, “Every night, Bing hosted a meeting in the store room where he would assign tasks to the team for that night. He would then typically go home.” Josh Johnson, ex-colleague another said, “He was the type of guy who said, 'I go to work and go home, I don’t have social life.'”
Briana Tyler, who started working at the store two months back said, “As soon as my team lead said, 'all right, we have a light night tonight', I looked up and my manager just opened the door and he just opened fire. He wasn't aiming at anybody specifically. He just literally started shooting throughout the entire break room and I watched multiple people just drop down to the floor, whether they were trying to duck for cover or they were hit.” “He didn't say a word, he didn't say anything at all... He just came around the corner and started shooting," Tyler told Good Morning America.