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2022 Chesapeake shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
Location1521 Sam's Cir, Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates36°46′22″N 76°14′56″W / 36.77278°N 76.24889°W / 36.77278; -76.24889 (Site of shooting)Coordinates: 36°46′22″N 76°14′56″W / 36.77278°N 76.24889°W / 36.77278; -76.24889 (Site of shooting)
DateNovember 22, 2022; 8 days ago (2022-11-22)
c. 10:12 p.m. – 10:16 p.m. (Eastern Time ZoneUTC−05:00))
TargetCoworkers
Attack type
Mass murder, mass shooting, murder-suicide, workplace violence
Weapon9mm handgun
Deaths7 (including the perpetrator)
Injured4
PerpetratorAndre Marcus Bing[1][2]
MotiveUnknown

On November 22, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Virginia, United States. Seven people were killed, including the gunman, and four others were injured.[3][4] The gunman was identified as 31-year-old Andre Marcus Bing, a night-shift manager at the store.[1][5]

Background

The shooting was one of more than 600 mass shootings in the United States in 2022 through November, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines mass shootings as when four or more people, excluding the perpetrator, are shot at the same location at the same time.[6][7][8] The shooting was the second high-profile mass shooting in the United States in three days, after the Colorado Springs nightclub shooting, in which five were killed.[6][4][7][8] The shooting was about one week after the 2022 University of Virginia shooting, in which three were killed.[6][7][8]

Mass shootings in retail locations reached record levels in 2019 and 2021.[9] Previous deadly shootings at Walmart stores include the 2017 Thornton shooting in Colorado in which 3 were killed, a shooting in 2019 in Southaven, Mississippi in which 2 were killed, and days later the 2019 El Paso shooting in Texas in which 23 were killed.[4][10][11] Walmart discontinued sales of handguns in all U.S. states, except for Alaska, in 1993.[12][9]

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Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is an American nonprofit group with accompanying website and social media delivery platforms which catalogs every incident of gun violence in the United States.

Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

On November 19–20, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Five people were killed, and 25 others were injured, 19 of them by gunfire. The accused, 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, was also injured and taken to a local hospital.

2022 University of Virginia shooting

2022 University of Virginia shooting

On the night of November 13, 2022, a mass shooting took place at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which three people were killed and two others were injured. Four of the victims, including the three who died, were members of the UVA football team. The suspect, 22-year-old Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was later taken into custody and charged with three counts of second-degree murder, as well as three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

Thornton shooting

Thornton shooting

On November 1, 2017, a shooting occurred at a Walmart Supercenter in Thornton, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. It was reported to have begun at 6:10 p.m. MT, resulting in three people killed. There was a nationwide manhunt for suspect Scott Allen Ostrem, 47.

Southaven, Mississippi

Southaven, Mississippi

Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. It is a principal city in Greater Memphis. The 2020 census reported a population of 54,648, making Southaven the third-largest city in Mississippi and the second most populous suburb of Memphis. Southaven is traversed north to south by the I-55/I-69 freeway. The city's name derives from the fact that Southaven is located south of Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis.

2019 El Paso shooting

2019 El Paso shooting

On August 3, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States. In the terrorist attack, a far-right individual killed 23 people and injured 23 others. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime. The shooting has been described as the deadliest attack on Latinos in modern American history, and is the deadliest mass shooting in the US to conclude with an alleged perpetrator being caught alive to face legal repercussions.

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska is a state located in the Western United States on the northwest extremity of North America. A semi-exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory to the east; it also shares a maritime border with the Russian Federation's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west, just across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.

Shooting

On the morning of the shooting, Bing legally purchased the 9 mm handgun used in the shooting.[13][14][15] Bing was armed with the handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition.[10][13][14] Police responded to reports of a shooting in the store at 10:12 p.m. EST.[16] According to an eyewitness account, Bing "snapped" before shooting a woman, proceeding to kill employees within the break room, and then firing at least ten shots in the grocery aisles.[13]

A survivor reportedly said that she and her coworkers had gathered in the break room to start their shift when the shooting started; her manager entered the room without saying anything and indiscriminately shot at anyone he saw.[17] Another eyewitness account said the gunman was laughing as he opened fire.[18] Another witness said the gunman seemed to be targeting his victims, saying he ordered her from out of a table she was hiding under, saw her face, and told her to go home.[19] Others stated that he seemed to target specific people and shot them multiple times, even if they had already been hit and seemed dead.[15]

Due to the size of the store, it took first responders over 35 to 40 minutes to search the building for additional victims and/or perpetrators. Officers discovered multiple victims in the building,[20] including one near the entrance.[3] The gunman was among the deceased, due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.[21][16] The scene was declared safe by law enforcement about an hour after the first reports at 11:20 p.m.[10]

Victims

Six people were shot and killed in the shooting. All of the deceased victims were employed by Walmart.[6] They were Randy Blevins, 70;[22] Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16;[23] Lorenzo Gamble, 43;[24] Tyneka Johnson, 22;[6] Brian Pendleton, 38;[25] and Kellie Pyle, 52.[25]

Perpetrator

The city of Chesapeake and police identified the gunman as night-shift manager Andre Marcus Bing (May 1, 1991 – November 22, 2022).[1][2][26] He was a resident of Chesapeake who previously lived in various other cities across the Hampton Roads metropolitan area including Suffolk, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach; and he also lived for a time in Queens, New York, and San Angelo, Texas. Bing started working with Walmart at the Chesapeake location in 2010.[27] According to a company statement, Bing worked as an overnight shift lead.[6] Bing had no criminal record.[13]

Bing's motive is unknown, though an employee at the store alleged that he was planning on killing other Walmart managers.[28][29] Walmart employees that had worked with Bing described him as difficult and known to be hostile to others.[15]

In a ‘death note’ written on his phone by Bing, he claimed that he was mocked by coworkers and that his phone had been hacked. He repeatedly mentioned God and wanting forgiveness for his actions, claiming that he was "led by Satan". Also described in the note were non-traditional cancer treatments and distress over not having a wife.[14]

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Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water in the United States that serves as a wide channel for the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers between Old Point Comfort and Sewell's Point where the Chesapeake Bay flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding metropolitan region located in the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina portions of the Tidewater Region.

Suffolk, Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia

Suffolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and as such has no county. As of the 2020 census, the population was 94,324. It is the 9th most populous city in Virginia and the largest city in Virginia by boundary land area as well as the 14th largest in the country.

Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Incorporated in 1705, it had a population of 238,005 as of the 2020 census, making it the third-most populous city in Virginia after neighboring Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, and the 94th-largest city in the nation.

San Angelo, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Its location is in the Concho Valley, a region of West Texas between the Permian Basin to the northwest, Chihuahuan Desert to the southwest, Osage Plains to the northeast, and Central Texas to the southeast. According to a 2019 Census estimate, San Angelo had a total population of 101,004. It is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area, which had a population of 118,182.

Investigation

A joint investigation between the Chesapeake Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is being conducted.[16] A joint search of Bing's home near Interstate 464, located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the Walmart was conducted by the Chesapeake Police and Virginia State Police shortly after the shooting before his identity was disclosed and his family notified.[10][26]

Reactions

Shortly after the shooting, Walmart released a statement expressing "shock at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia store" and also indicated they were working with local law enforcement with the investigation.[30]

Politicians

On the morning after the shooting, Governor Glenn Youngkin released a statement saying that "our hearts break for the community of Chesapeake...Heinous acts of violence have no place in our communities." Chesapeake mayor Rick West also issued a statement the next morning offering his prayers to the families and thanks to the quick actions of first responders.[31] Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) said he was sickened by the shooting.[4] Virginia state senator Louise Lucas of Virginia's 18th Senate district, which includes Chesapeake, said she was "heartbroken that America's latest mass shooting took place in a Walmart in my district".[32] President Joe Biden shared his condolences and called for gun reform in the U.S.[33]

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Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Allen Youngkin is an American businessman and politician, currently serving as the 74th governor of Virginia since January 15, 2022. A member of the Republican Party, Youngkin defeated former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. Prior to entering politics, he spent 25 years at the private-equity firm the Carlyle Group, where he became co–CEO in 2018. He resigned from that position in 2020 to run for governor.

Rick West (Virginia politician)

Rick West (Virginia politician)

Richard Wayne "Rick" West is a politician currently serving as the mayor of Chesapeake, Virginia. Prior to assuming the office of mayor in November 2017, he served as a member of the city council for ten years. West also served as a public school administrator for over 20 years.

Mark Warner

Mark Warner

Mark Robert Warner is an American businessman and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Virginia, first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party, vice chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Senate of Virginia

Senate of Virginia

The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. The Senate is composed of 40 senators representing an equal number of single-member constituent districts. The Senate is presided over by the lieutenant governor of Virginia. Prior to the American War of Independence, the upper house of the General Assembly was represented by the Virginia Governor's Council, consisting of up to 12 executive counselors appointed by the colonial royal governor as advisers and jurists.

Louise Lucas

Louise Lucas

Lillie Louise Lucas is an American politician serving as a Virginia state senator, representing the 18th District in the southeast of the state since 1992. Democrats won a majority of seats in the 2019 Virginia Senate election, so Lucas succeeded Republican Stephen Newman as the Virginia Senate's President pro tempore. She is the first woman and first African American to hold that office.

Virginia's 18th Senate district

Virginia's 18th Senate district

Virginia's 18th Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Democrat Louise Lucas since 1992.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama, and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

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