Just hours before a Walmart supervisor killed six of his colleagues in Virginia, he bought a gun and wrote a “death note” on his phone, according to local law enforcement officials.
The shooter, identified as Andre Bing, 31, killed his colleagues on Tuesday, sparing a colleague who had cancer because the shooter’s mother died of cancer, according to the death note. Chesapeake Police released a redacted death note from the shooter when they “conducted a forensic analysis of the suspect’s phone,according to one tweet.
The note said his co-workers made fun of him and compared him to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The note ended ominously: “My God, forgive me for what I am about to do…”
In a separate tweet, police said the shooter used a 9mm handgun, which was “legally purchased” the morning of the shooting. “He had no criminal history“, said the tweet.
On Thursday, officials tweeted: “On this Thanksgiving, we are so grateful to our community and We are thinking of all the victims of the Walmart shooting and their family members. There are still two injured people in hospital, one in critical condition and the other in fair/improving condition.”
On Wednesday, the President Joe Biden remarked and called for gun reform: “Due to another horrible and senseless act of violence, there are now even more tables across the country that will have empty seats for Thanksgiving. He added: “We need to unite as a nation… We need to do more.”
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote on Twitter Thursday, “After the Chesapeake and UVA shootings, it’s been a tough week in Virginia, and I think of those who have empty seats at their Thanksgiving dinner after losing loved ones. My heart is with you during this holiday.