Authorities looking into the six fatal shootings at a Walmart claim that the shooter bought the pistol hours beforehand and left a message criticizing coworkers on his phone.
Andre Bing, a Walmart supervisor who was identified as the shooter and who was located dead at the scene of the incident late Tuesday, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release from Chesapeake, Virginia, police on Friday.
Bing said in the police-released note that his coworkers had bullied and made fun of him.
He used a 9mm handgun that was legally acquired on Tuesday morning, according to police, hours before the shooting.
According to the release, he had no prior convictions.
The incident was Virginia’s second significant shooting this month.
On November 13, three University of Virginia football players returning from a field trip were tragically shot while riding in a bus.
Two more pupils suffered injuries.
An individual opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just days before the massacre at Walmart, killing five people and injuring 17.
The killings on Tuesday night brought back memories of another Walmart incident in 2019, when a shooter killed 23 people inside a store in El Paso, Texas.