Who is Jessie Wilczewski? Walmart survivor reveals she locked eyes with killer Andre Bing who told her to go home
Andre Marcus Bing, 31, the store manager, opened fire in a packed meeting room, killing six people
CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA: A survivor of the Walmart shooting described how the killer spared her and asked her to go home. Andre Marcus Bing, 31, the store manager, opened fire in a packed meeting room, killing six people. Jessie Wilczewski, who was spared by the killer when he paused the rampage, said she took cover under a table as Bing "laughed" while opening fire.
As many as six people died after Bing opened fire in the breakroom of the Walmart in Sam's Circuit, Chesapeake, at 10.12 pm on Wednesday, November 23. He later turned the gun on himself. Jessie recalled how the gunman stopped the shooting for a while, turned and pointed the gun at her. He then calmly asked her to get out from under the table and said, "Jessie, go home."
Not much is known about Jessie, 28, except that she had worked at the store for just five days. She recalled how her shift began like every day and about 14 employees gathered in a meeting room before the shooting to learn about their duties. The gunman, she said, then entered the room and started "firing shots from left to right" as he laughed.
"It didn't even look real until you could feel… like when the gun goes off, the pow, pow, pow, you could feel it, I mean I don't know why I didn't hear it at first because it was so loud, but you could feel it," Jessie said. She thinks the attack was targeted. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown.
“He shot [ a colleague] who was sitting at the table in front of me. He shot her in the head and then he shot the girls who were sitting in front of her,” said Jessie, according to WAVY. She recalled how Bing left the room for a short while and employees began running. "And then he came back in the room and there was only me and two other girls, at that point in that room, and he shot the first one- was laughing– Then he came up to me and the other girl. I closed my eyes for a minute and he shot[opened fire] and then I opened my eyes and the gun was pointed at me and I’m crying and he looked at me and told me to get out from under the table. So I did and then he took the gun out of my face and was pointing it at the ceiling and he said Jessie go home," she said.
Jessie said the police were on the scene by this time. “He [the suspect] was pointing people out…he went straight toward the other managers. I’ve only worked there five days tonight [Tuesday] was my fifth night,” she said. “I will never go back in that store again."