An employee was gun in her forehead, others ran for their lives: Witnesses describe Chesapeake Walmart shooting

An employee was gun in her forehead, others ran for their lives: Witnesses describe Chesapeake Walmart shooting



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Although Jessie Wilczewski only worked at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia. for a few days, her Tuesday night shift started like other, with routine team meeting in restroom.

But a few moments after this meeting began, Vilchevsky found herself face to face with her team leader, who will take place gun in her forehead after she shot her colleagues.

She did it escape and do it back home her 15-month-old daughter, but at night she told CNN – and sound of blood got into floor – continues to play in her head.

Six of her colleagues – including a teenager – were killed in massacre after shooter, who Chesapeake city officials identified as 31-year- old Andre Bing, – began indiscriminately firing to the room where the staff gathered for meeting.

According to Walmart’s statement, Bing was “team lead” for in the store on the night shift and was hired with with the company since 2010. Police say he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“It’s terrible because it doesn’t stop. It doesn’t stop playing when you leave the stage, it doesn’t stop hurting so much, it doesn’t stop,” Wilczewski told CNN’s Erika Hill Wednesday night after recounting the horrific events. experience.

Five of deceased victims have been identified city officials such as Lorenzo Gamble; Brian Pendleton; Kelly Pyle; Randall Blevins; and Tyneka Johnson. The sixth victim who died was 16 years old.year-old boy who authorities do not name because he was a minor, city said. They were all Walmart employees, a company spokesman told CNN.

Wilczewski told CNN she spotted the shooter shortly after 10 p.m. team lead talk before she turned her head to the doorway and saw Bing standing with a gun pointed to the crowd – the image that she says in first not registered as real.

But then she felt her chest vibrate and her ears ring like a stream. of Shots were fired, she said. Wilczewski jumped under the table while the shooter was walking off down adjacent corridor.

“I don’t want be loud, I don’t want so that he hears me and pisses him off and makes him cum back”Wilczewski told CNN.

Colleagues were next to her. on on the floor and others lay on the chairs are all motionless. She said she knew many were probably dead, but Wilczewski stayed because she didn’t die. want leave them alone.

” sound of drops (getting into floor),” she said, “It repeats, reproduces, reproduces, and reproduces.”

when he came back Wilczewski said the shooter told her to out from under the table. She obeyed by putting down her bag out first to show that she had no weapons, and raised her hands.

“I slipped off out under the table and I was shaking,” she said. “He just had gun up to the forehead.”

And then he told her to go home, pulling over gun away and aim it at the ceiling.

“I got up real slowly and I tried not to look at everyone on ground… and I had to touch the door, which was closed (in blood) and I walked out in double doors where you can see the passages of Walmart and… me just I remember clutching my bag and thinking “If he’s going to shoot me in in the back, well, he really has to try hard cause I’m running,” she said. “I booked it and didn’t stop until I got to my car And then I had a nervous breakdown.”

Employee Jalon Jones, 24 also ran out of in store to safety after the shot in his back. Jones mother Kimberly Shoup, spoke to CNN affiliate WTKR on Wednesday outside of hospital where she son was in intensive care unit.

Shupe told her son told her that what started out as a normal day in work fast changed when he saw team leader gun and the bullet grazed Jones’ ear.

“It was then that he realized that he was being shot at,” Shupe said. Jones made it’s to the front of at the store and when he got there, he was shot again, she said.

“That’s when he got help from another employee who took his outside her vehicle until the doctors showed upShoup said.

Briana Tyler was also a new rental in store. She worked in work shortly after 10pm when she saw Bing standing in doorway.

“Everyone was just waiting, you know the figure out where did they go for night and then of suddenly you just hear “pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa,” Tyler told CNN.

After he started shooting, Bing did not speak or point at gun in anyone in especially,” Tyler pointed out.

“He just was an empty look on his face and he just literally just looked around the room and just shot and were people just fall on floorTyler said.

It was a terrifying sight that has been engraved in her memory ever since.

“Two visions that I can’t get out of my head this vision of he shot at gun and the smoke goes away,” Tyler said. “I watch the smoke leave the barrel of in gun and my friend bleeds out from her neck.”

The attacker continued to fire throughout storeTyler said while everyone was screaming. She, too, could not believe what was happening until she saw her injured friends. on land and made a run for It.

“When I was running just run do not stumble, do not fall, just run,” she said. “And I just knew that I should do it home to my son and as soon as I made This is outside me just called my mom.”

Dona Priolo, who told CNN she heard Bing say “a lot of worrisome things” in in the past also in break room when the shooter entered.

Bing was walking in and shot three of her friends ‘before I took off Run. Half of us didn’t believe it was real while some of us saw all the blood on in floor,” she said.

Two people were killed and the shooters were found in rest room, and the other was found ahead of in store, city of Chesapeake said. According to official figures, three more died in the hospital.

Least six more people were taken to local hospitals for treatment, one of who is left in critical state Wednesday, city officials said. The authorities were also is working to determine if there were any additional self-reported injuries.

Hear from the Chesapeake Police on what we know about walmart shooting

Employee Kevin Harper almost missed a meeting with shooter.

“I just left out recreation room, Harper says in video posted in Facebook.

“(Shooter) just come in here, began to cork people up in there. Started shooting, bro. … As soon as I left out rest room, he went in there, man. By grace of God, yo, Harper. saysrecognizing his condition in without being hurt or worse.

Harper thought it meant nothing. first but soon realized something was wrong and ran away, he says on video that appears to have been taken in in storeparking.

“Then I started hearing it coming, so… I booked it. i saw everyone run. I booked it too,” he said. “I got up out of there.”

As he writes, woman in background is heard telling him that she was playing dead during attack. Other join in discussion, exchange information on killed.

“He killed a girl in there and everything, Harper says. “He came in there and just started spraying and shit. … I’m sorry for victims.”

city said the shooter was armed with pistol and several magazines. The police worked on Wednesday to find out more about the suspect’s past and identify possible motive.

Wilczewski said she was thinking about how otherwise she could help, how she could changed Exodus Tuesday evening and wonders why the shooter let her go.

“It worries me very, very much. bad. I don’t know why he did what he did,” she told CNN. “Because I could have sworn I was dead.

She is also shared a message for families of two female victims, although she did not name them.

“I want let you know i could run out this door with all the others who fled out this door and I stayed. I stayed so they wouldn’t be alone in them last moments,” she said. “I stayed, just so that they are not alone.”

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