Chesapeake police ID six people killed in Walmart mass shooting




  • In US
  • 2022-11-23 22:57:00Z
  • By Virginian Pilot
 

Chesapeake police on Wednesday identified the six people killed Tuesday night by a Walmart employee who opened fire in the store.

The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday when an overnight team manager at the Walmart on Sam's Circle began shooting employees in the store's break room.

The dead were identified as Tyneka Johnson, 22, of Portsmouth; and, from Chesapeake, Randall Blevins, 70; Lorenzo Gamble, 43; Brian Pendleton, 38; Kellie Pyle, 52; and a 16-year-old boy. The boy's identity is being withheld because he was a minor, said Leo Kosinski, a police spokesperson, in a statement Wednesday.

The identities of the injured also have not been released. Three people were shot and remained hospitalized Wednesday, said Detective Dave Weir. Two of those were critically injured, and one was in good condition. Four other people sustained injuries that were not related to gunfire and have all been released from hospitals.

It's not clear how many victims were employees and whether any were shoppers. At least 50 people were believed to be in the store at the time.

"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," Kosinski said.

Caitlyn Burchett, 727-267-6059, caitlyn.burchett@virginiamedia.com

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