A police tape is seen at the site of a fatal shooting at a Walmart on November 23, 2022 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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walmart The night crew supervisor who shot and killed six of his co-workers on Tuesday used a handgun purchased the morning of the attack and left a “death note,” according to details released Friday by Chesapeake, Virginia, authorities.
New details indicate that 31-year-old Andre Bing used a 9-millimeter pistol that he legally purchased at a local store on the day of the shooting.
Authorities said they found ammunition, a receipt and paperwork related to the purchase of the gun at Bing’s residence.
Police opened fire shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, minutes after the attack was reported, and days before the kickoff of the Thanksgiving and holiday shopping season. Bing, who authorities said had no criminal history, died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Notes recovered on Bing’s cellphone revealed the mass shooter had complained about his co-workers and provided a glimpse into a possible motive for the fatal shooting.
In the note, which included references to God and the Holy Spirit, Byng described alleged harassment by his co-workers. his former colleague told the New York Times Earlier this week it described him as “strange” and said he would sometimes display a “bad attitude”.
The two victims are being treated at area hospitals, officials said. The condition of one remains critical, while the condition of the other is improving.
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