Authorities released the names of five victims of the Walmart mass shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The name of the sixth victim, a 16-year-old, was withheld due to privacy laws for minors. The other victims were identified as Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson, with pictures of each released by the city.
SIX DEAD AFTER VIRGINIA WALMART SHOOTING, POLICE CONFIRM SHOOTER WORKED AT STORE
“We are saddened to announce the names of those we lost on Tuesday evening at the shooting at Walmart on Sam’s Circle but hope that with this information we can honor their lives in our community. 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. Please join us in praying for the family and friends of these community members who we have lost,” a statement from the city reads.
The suspected shooter, Andre Bing, was shot and killed by police, making him the seventh and final fatality, police said. He was a manager at the store.
The Walmart was filled with at least 50 occupants at the time of the shooting, another six of whom were wounded. The store will be closed for several more days as more evidence is collected.