Several coworkers of the Walmart supervisor who is thought to have killed five people in a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, said that the shooter had done strange and scary things in the past.
According to interviews with coworkers, the suspected gunman worked as a team leader on the night shift. He could be rude to his coworkers and had paranoid ideas about the government, they said.
Who is Andre Bing?
Andre Bing, who is 31 years old and a manager at the store, has been working for the company since 2010.
According to interviews with people who worked with the suspected gunman, Andre Bing, who was a night shift team leader, could be rude to his coworkers and had paranoid ideas about the government.
Donya Prioleau, who was in the break room when Bing walked in and started shooting, said, “He said a lot of disturbing things.”
She said, “We don’t know what made him do this.” “None of us can figure out what went wrong.”
She said that Bing had come in and shot three of her friends before she ran away. Half of us didn’t believe it was real until some of us saw the blood on the floor.”
Prioleau said that in the past, Bing would sometimes talk down to them. He didn’t know how to talk to people well. Many of us thought he was pretty mean.
Shaundrayia Reese, who worked for Bing from 2015 to 2018, said that he was a person who did things on his own.
“He always said that the government was keeping an eye on him. He didn’t like social media, so he covered his phone camera with black tape. “Everyone thought there was something wrong with him all the time,” Reese said.
Reese says she took a video of a man she calls Bing talking to people in 2016. When Bing realizes he’s being filmed, he walks away.
“He didn’t like to be recorded,” Reese said. “He always worried that the government was paying attention.”
Joshua Johnson worked as a maintenance worker at the store until 2019. He also told the media that Bing had previously made scary threats if he ever lost his job.
Johnson said, “He said that if he ever lost his job, he would get even, and people would remember who he was.”
They said that neither Johnson nor Reese told management about anything wrong with Bing.
According to Johnson, Bing had issues with certain maintenance employees and would threaten to write them up if they did not comply with his directives.
Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky said that no clear reason has been found yet for why the shooting happened.
Walmart said in a statement that Bing was an employee and that the company was “thankful for the local first responders and will continue to work with local law enforcement as their investigation continues.”