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Walmart shooting victims all identified as store workers including 16-year-old boy


Five victims of the Walmart shooting have been pictured and the sixth was a 16-year-old-boy

Five victims of the Walmart shooting have been pictured and the sixth was a 16-year-old-boy (Pictures: AP)

Six people who were shot dead at a Walmart have all been identified as workers at the store, including a 16-year-old boy.

The city of Chesapeake, Virginia, where a gunman opened fire in a Walmart where he worked as an overnight manager, released the identities of the victims of the Tuesday night massacre.

‘We are saddened to announce the names of those we lost on Tuesday evening: Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson,’ tweeted the city on Wednesday evening.

‘The sixth victim is a 16-yo male whose name/photo are being withheld at the time due to him being a minor.’

We are saddened to announce the names of those we lost on Tuesday evening: Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson. (1/2)

— City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) November 23, 2022

A Walmart spokesperson confirmed that all the victims were employed by the company.

Gamble, 43, worked at Walmart for 15 years and loved being with his two sons, including supporting his 19-year-old at his football games. Gamble’s 10-year-old son wanted to spend more time with his father and would cry when he wasn’t home, Gamble’s mother Linda told The Washington Post. 

‘He just kept to himself and did his job,’ she said. ‘He was the quiet one of the family.’

Pyle, 52, had recently moved back to her hometown of Norfolk and gotten in contact with her high school sweetheart after going through a divorce. She took a job at Walmart as part of her new life. The mother of two with a two-year-old granddaughter was looking forward to the holidays with her family.

‘It was going to be her first Thanksgiving here,’ her cousin Billy Pillar-Gibson told The Post.

Pendleton, 39, was scheduled to work at Walmart on Thursday after having Thanksgiving dinner, according to his mother Michelle Johnson. He had worked at the store for more than a decade despite having a brain condition, congenital hydrocephalus.

‘He loved his job. I want everybody to know that he loved his job at Walmart,’ she told The Post. ‘He loved the friends that he had there.’

Blevins worked at Walmart for more than two decades and love the job and his family, according to his cousin Virgil Wimmer.

‘There wasn’t any way anybody could have had a grudge against him,’ said Wimmer said. ‘He’s the last one you’d expect something like this to happen to. There is absolutely nothing bad I could say about him, even if he was living.’

Tyneka Johnson had high academic goals and was willing to help younger students at the center she received tutoring from Casheba Cannon. She was a fashionista with an infectious personality and loved dancing and music.

‘She was that kid. When she came to tutoring, she was very well put together,’ Cannon …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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