Walmart gunman left behind sick ‘Death note’ manifesto claiming he was ‘led by’ Satan | US | News
A gunman responsible for shooting six of his fellow employees at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, left behind a chilling manifesto.
The man, identified by Chesapeake officials as Andre Bing, 31, wrote that he felt “tormented” by his co-workers actions and “demonic” influences. Bing claimed he was “harassed” by his colleagues, before gunning them down and turning the gun on himself.
According to police, the Walmart night shift manager purchased a 9mm handgun from a local store on the morning of the shooting.
In his manifesto, the gunman wrote: “A few months back I had overheard [REDACTED] talking to [REDACTED] and he told me that he had been trying to get rid of me since day one.
“After I heard that I lashed out.
“The associates gave me twisted grins, mocked me and celebrated my down fall the last day.
“That’s why they suffer the same fate as me.”
Police confirmed he had no criminal history and said a box of ammunition and “various items in reference to the 9mm handgun (box, receipt, other paperwork)” were discovered at Bing’s residence.
The shooting came just two days before the national American holiday of Thanksgiving on November 24 (Thursday).
Officers arrived on the scene shortly after 10pm local time and declared the store safe by 11.20pm.
Police named five of the six people slain in the shooting as Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, Tyneka Johnson but withheld the name of a 16-year-old boy because of his age.
According to a statement from Walmart, Bing had been employed at the company since 2010.
In a message to his workforce, John Furner, Walmart’s US chief executive, said: “We feel tragedies like this personally and deeply.
“But this one is especially painful as we have learned the gunman was a Walmart associate.
“Our hearts and prayers are with those impacted, and we are grateful for the actions of first responders.”
Claiming he had been “harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom”, the gunman said one incident had “completely taken away” his dignity.
The note makes several references to religion, with Bing writing: “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan.”
According to the note, Bing saw himself as a “loving” person who “just wanted a wife”.
He wrote: “My true intent was never to murder anyone believe it or not, I was actually one of the most loving people in the world if you would get to know me.
“I just wanted a wife that was equally yoked as I and obsessed over the though; however, I didn’t deserve a wife.”
The death note ends with the chilling statement: “My God forgive me for what I’m going to do.”