Walmart Shooting: Victims All Part of Store’s Overnight ‘Family’

The victims in Tuesday’s Walmart shooting in Virginia ranged from 16 to 70, and worked across departments in the store.

Police said two of the victims and the shooter, overnight manager Andre Bing, were found dead in the Chesapeake store’s break room, as CrimeOnline reported. Three more died in the hospital. Six people were wounded. Coworkers described the overnight team as “family” and were devastated.

The fatal victims have been identified as:

Lorenzo Gamble, 43. An overnight custodian, Gamble had been with Walmart for 15 years and was in charge of banana pudding and banana pudding cake for his family’s Thanksgiving, his mother said. “I just wanted my boys to spend time with me,” Linda Gamble said. – Washington Post

Kellie Pyle, 42. Pyle, a grandmother, had recently returned to Virginia from Indiana after a divorce. “We always said we were going to grow old together,” her cousin, Billy Pillar-Gibson, said. “None of this makes sense. In the whole scheme of things, we’re still young.” – Washington Post

Tyneka Johnson, 22. Johnson “was a light in a dim room,” according to Cacheba Cannon, Johnson’s tutor during her early high school years and who remained close. She had an affinity for music and dancing and was always available to help other students, Cannon said. – Washington Post

Brian Pendleton, 38. Pendleton, a maintenance worker, was described by one former coworker as “one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life.” “He never raised his voice, never had a bad bone in his body,” Shaundrayia Reese said. “Nobody could ever say anything bad about that man. … He didn’t deserve to die like that.” – New York Times

Randy Blevins, 70. Blevins was part of the overnight crew’s “modular team,” which set prices and arranged merchandise in the store. He had worked there for more than 20 years and was “a sweet soul who always had a smile on his face,” a friend wrote on Facebook. His cousin, Virgil Wemmer, said he was planning his retirement in the next year. – Facebook

A 16-year-old boy was also killed in the shooting, but police did not identify him because he was a minor. Walmart confirmed the adults worked at the store but did not say if the teen was an employee.

[Featured image: L-R: Randy Blevins, Lorenzo Gamble, Tyneka Johnson, Brian Pendleton, and Kellie Pyle/Chesapeake Police Department]

You May Also Like

China blasts US report, reiterates ‘no 1st use’ nuke policy

BEIJING (AP) — China strictly adheres to its policy of no first…

Five things to watch in the Georgia Senate runoff

(NEXSTAR) — The last act of the 2022 midterms plays out on…

Major Insurance Issues Teed Up For Florida Special Session

With Florida’s property-insurance system in turmoil, state lawmakers could be poised to…

Man wanted on felony grand theft charge arrested for pulling car door handles

BY JENNIFER CABRERA GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dequon Chuck Welcome, 25, was arrested…

Warnock or Walker? Georgia voters settle last Senate seat

ATLANTA – Georgia voters on Tuesday decided the country’s final Senate contest,…

Gray man arrested after allegedly brandishing gun | WJHL

GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Gray man has been arrested after he…

Teen accused of fatal shooting near Denver skate park has been charged as adult

DENVER — A suspect who was 16 years old when he allegedly…

First come, first serve for Fighting Illini Bowl travel packages

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Ticket sales for the Fighting Illini’s 20th bowl…

JENNIE: Mama's in the house!

window.loadAnvato({“mcp”:”LIN”,”width”:”100%”,”height”:”100%”,”video”:”8211429″,”autoplay”:false,”expect_preroll”:true,”pInstance”:”p0″,”plugins”:{“comscore”:{“clientId”:”6036439″,”c3″:”wjbf.com”,”version”:”5.2.0″,”useDerivedMetadata”:true,”mapping”:{“c3″:”wjbf.com”,”ns_st_st”:”wjbf”,”ns_st_pu”:”Nexstar”,”ns_st_ge”:”Featured,Jennie”,”cs_ucfr”:””}},”dfp”:{“adTagUrl”:”https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1×1000&iu=/5678/mg.wjbf/news/landing&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.wjbf.com/news/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D8211429%26pers_cid%3Dunknown%26vidcat%3D/news%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D1%26pagetype%3Dsubindex%26hlmeta%3Dnews%26aa%3Df”},”nielsen”:{“apid”:”P3C423978-DE19-4DD0-B332-4264746A82D0″,”sfcode”:”dcr”,”type”:”dcr”,”apn”:”Anvato”,”environment”:”production”,”useDerivedMetadata”:true,”mapping”:{“adloadtype”:2,”adModel”:2}},”segmentCustom”:{“script”:”https://segment.psg.nexstardigital.net/anvato.js”,”writeKey”:”p2e6nGWyj2Lc3lDscLGeBCwCNWdJLZNw”,”pluginsLoadingTimeout”:12}},”accessKey”:”jpaEL4lr7e3zkhoPLJFjJUzePv0Q92Dx”,”token”:”eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI4MjExNDI5IiwiaXNzIjoianBhRUw0bHI3ZTN6a2hvUExKRmpKVXplUHYwUTkyRHgiLCJleHAiOjE2NzAzNTYwNTR9.UcluoSQC3wuG_uGjyaUJQ6TEiHa6lc2bQrpx5j7zB8E”,”expectPrerollTimeout”:8,”nxs”:{“mp4Url”:”https://tkx.mp.lura.live/rest/v2/mcp/video/8211429?anvack=M2v78Qk3YmZdFPaxMHm2F2bj8oQ6BogR&token=%7E5iq4cJcFZES%2BNC1VZ1iiVbloGseZvo70MQ%3D%3D”,”enableFloatingPlayer”:true},”disableMutedAutoplay”:false,”recommendations”:false,”expectPreroll”:true,”titleVisible”:true,”pauseOnClick”:true,”trackTimePeriod”:60,”isPermutiveEnabled”:true}); SPARTANBURG, SC (WJBF)– A lot of you know this vicious cycle:…

Florida lawmakers consider special district status for Disney

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. () — The story of Disney and Florida Gov.…

Samuel Eto’o is filmed brutally ATTACKING a man outside World Cup stadium

Samuel Eto’o is filmed ATTACKING a man outside World Cup stadium after…

Parents And Their 12-Year-Old Girl Identified In Florida Gulf Plane Crash

The victims in Saturday night’s plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico…