City to hold vigil honoring those killed in Walmart shooting




  • In World
  • 2022-11-28 06:08:57Z
  • By Associated Press

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - The city of Chesapeake, Virginia, has scheduled a candlelight vigil for Monday evening that will honor and remember the victims of last week's mass shooting at a Walmart store.

Six employees were killed and six people were wounded by a store supervisor late Tuesday night in the city of about 250,000 people near Virginia's Atlantic coastline, police said.

The rampage marked the nation's second high-profile mass shooting in four days after a person opened fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and wounding 17.

Police said the shooter at the Walmart was a supervisor who left behind a note that claimed he was harassed and pushed to the brink by a perception his phone was hacked. He died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Walmart store associates who died ranged in age from 16 to 70 and were in various stages of life.

Fernando "Jesus" Chavez-Barron, 16, had just started driving and gotten his first part-time job at Walmart to help out his family. Kellie Pyle, 52, recently moved back to the region after reconnecting with her high school sweetheart. They planned to marry next year.

Randy Blevins, 70, had worked at the Walmart for more than 30 years after owning his own five-and-dime store. Brian Pendleton, 38, had recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the store and was a "happy-go-lucky" guy who loved to tell jokes.

Lorenzo Gamble, 43, worked there for 15 years. He was the quiet one in his family and enjoyed going to his 19-year-old's football games. Tyneka Johnson, 22, was young and wanted to make her own money. She also had a sense of style and love for music and dancing.

The vigil starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Chesapeake City Park.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Admitted white supremacist pleads guilty to El Paso Walmart shooting charges
Admitted white supremacist pleads guilty to El Paso Walmart shooting charges
  • US
  • 2023-02-09 01:40:01Z

The Walmart mass shooter pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges in connection with the Aug. 3, 2019, massacre.

LA County Passes New Gun Control Measures After Recent Mass Shootings
LA County Passes New Gun Control Measures After Recent Mass Shootings

Local officials said they must act to "protect lives" because Congress won't.

Live updates: Defendant in El Paso Walmart mass shooting targeting Hispanics set to plead guilty
Live updates: Defendant in El Paso Walmart mass shooting targeting Hispanics set to plead guilty
  • US
  • 2023-02-08 18:00:05Z

The El Paso Walmart shooting suspect is set to plead guilty in federal court Wednesday. Follow along for live updates.

El Paso massacre suspect expected to plead guilty to federal hate crimes
El Paso massacre suspect expected to plead guilty to federal hate crimes
  • US
  • 2023-02-08 11:04:13Z

A Texas man accused of targeting Latinos during a 2019 massacre that left 23 people dead at an El Paso Walmart store is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday...

Police: False shooting threats at several Michigan schools were
Police: False shooting threats at several Michigan schools were 'coordinated campaign'
  • US
  • 2023-02-07 21:00:55Z

The Tuesday morning calls put students and families on edge and tied up police resources.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World