Two of the victims injured within the mass capturing at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Virginia, that left six folks lifeless remained in hospital over Thanksgiving, with one in important situation, officers mentioned.
“On this Thanksgiving, we’re further grateful for our neighborhood and we’re pondering of each sufferer of the Walmart capturing and their members of the family,” the Metropolis of Chesapeake mentioned in a tweet Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
“There are nonetheless two folks injured within the hospital, one in important situation and the opposite in truthful/bettering situation,” the town mentioned.
The Chesapeake neighborhood has been in mourning after a suspect recognized by police as Andre Bing, 31, a longtime Walmart worker, opened hearth on the retailer on Tuesday, killing six folks and injuring a number of others earlier than dying of a self-inflicted wound, in response to authorities.
In an announcement Wednesday, Walmart mentioned Bing had been an in a single day workforce chief who had been with the corporate since 2010.
Chesapeake police mentioned a motive within the lethal capturing was not instantly clear.
They mentioned Bing, who was lifeless when police bought to the scene, had been armed with one handgun and had a number of magazines on him within the capturing. He was “wearing civilian clothes and was not sporting any kind of armor or a ballistic vest.”
A vigil for the victims of the capturing shall be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at Metropolis Park in Chesapeake “in order that we will honor the victims and grieve collectively,” the Metropolis of Chesapeake mentioned in a tweet.
“Right this moment we’re targeted solely of these harm by Tuesday’s tragic occasion, however the police investigation continues,” the town mentioned.