Walmart mass shooting: Andre Bing's sixth victim identified as 16-year-old staffer Fernando Jesus Chavez
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CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA: The youngest victim who was previously unidentified in the horrific massacre carried out by the insane Walmart manager Andrew Bing on Tuesday, November 22, has been identified. Daily Mail revealed that Fernando Jesus Chavez, the 16-year-old part-time staffer is the sixth victim slain in an open fire in which several other co-employees were killed on Tuesday night, around 10.15 pm, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The horrifying attack resulted in the deaths of six employees, including the 16-year-old minor who was previously unnamed. On Wednesday, Chesapeake Police released the names of five suspects: Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52; Lorenzo Gamble, 43; Randy Blevins, 70; and Tyneka Johnson, 22. Only Johnson's name was circled on Bing's list. 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.
DailyMail reported that the gunman dumped a list of the shop employees' highlighted names before he killed six of his coworkers. In the meantime, relatives and friends gathered for a candlelit vigil on Thursday to remember Chavez, an honors student who was killed by the management while working his first job. One of his high school friends recalled him as a popular and selfless student who spent his first paycheck on a set of Airpods for his mother. He does not appear on the list that DailyMail.com recovered.
Numerous friends and family members attended the memorial service for the minor victim of the massacre, which resulted in Bing's suicide before he could be apprehended and is currently under investigation by authorities. The tragedy occurred less than 48 hours earlier, and the family of the teen lit candles and hung balloons to a tree outside the Walmart. In honor of the 11th grader, white star balloons were released, and friends prayed for him. Family members grieved as the teen was praised as "humble and amazing" in the touching tributes.
Family members stated the young man was a bright student who had just received his driver's license and had been looking forward to starting the part-time job as it was his first job ever. In order to assist the family with funeral costs, friends of the family set up a GoFundMe page. The boy was recalled there as a "humble, loving, responsible, and hardworking young man." Within the first 24 hours of its posting, the page raised $3,710 of its $5,000 target. It is still unclear why or if Bing intentionally targeted him because, according to his neighbors, he largely kept to himself and only interacted with them when he mowed his lawn.
A former colleague who worked under Bing at Walmart till six months ago told 10 On Your Side that he knew Bing rather well and never would've imagined this kind of conduct. He said, "I never saw this coming, not from a million miles away. He was always a little eccentric, a little hyper, but pretty much easygoing, and carefree. Sometimes he could be a little hard to get along with, some associates didn’t like him. But I don’t think they bullied him." He added, "It’s just crazy. It could’ve been me if this was 6 months ago. I would’ve been there." The worker informed us that while he didn't think Bing had any anger management difficulties, he was sure that there could have been some problems. He said, "I mean, from what I saw, he was a good guy, but I’ve heard that he had issues, and they tried to talk him through his issues," reported by WAVY.