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Andre Bing Left a “Death Notice” Over Alleged Harassment: NPR

FBI members are investigating Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the Chesapeake Walmart Supercenter Wednesday in Chesapeake, Virginia. Six people, including the suspected shooter, follow the dead man.

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FBI members are investigating Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the Chesapeake Walmart Supercenter Wednesday in Chesapeake, Virginia. Six people, including the suspected shooter, follow the dead man.

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Officials in Chesapeake, Virginia, confirmed in a statement that the Walmart supervisor who fatally shot six employees at the store on Wednesday left a note on his phone describing being harassed.

“Sorry I didn’t plan this, I promise things just worked out like I was guided by Satan,” Andre Bing wrote in a letter titled “Death Note” saved on his phone .

The note, which authorities had redacted in several places to protect certain people’s names, described how Bing “lost his dignity” when his phone was hacked and became “obsessed” with wanting a woman.

“I’ve been harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom,” he wrote. “The staff grinned evilly at me, mocked me and celebrated my fall on the last day.”

Bing was found dead in the break room from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say he had no criminal record and was dressed in plain clothes with no body armor.

Police also confirmed on Friday that Bing was using a 9mm handgun that was legally purchased the day before the shooting. A box of ammunition and a receipt for the gun were discovered during a police search of his home.

In a statement, Walmart said Bing has been employed by the company since 2010. His position at the time of the shooting was “Overnight Team Leader”.

Tuesday night’s violence was the nation’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days and the second high-profile shooting at a supermarket this year.

Police have identified the victims as Brian Pendleton, 38; Kelly Pyle, 52; Lorenzo Gamble, 43; and Randy Blevins, 70, all from Chesapeake; and Tyneka Johnson, 22, from nearby Portsmouth. Also among the dead was a 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released due to his age, police said.

A Walmart spokesman confirmed in an email that all of the victims worked for the company.

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