The youngest sufferer of the taking pictures at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., on Tuesday was a 16-year-old worker, authorities introduced.
Officers launched the title of the boy, Fernando Chavez-Barron, on Friday, two days after they launched the names of the 5 different victims, all of whom had been adults. Household and mates held a vigil for Chavez-Barron within the Walmart’s car parking zone on Thursday.
A household buddy, Rosy Perez, advised The New York Occasions that Chavez-Barron labored an in a single day shift on the Walmart to assist his household whereas attending highschool.
“He needed to assist slightly bit,” she stated. “He was an excellent youngster.”
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The 5 different victims had been 52-year-old Kellie Pyle, 38-year-old Brian Pendleton, 43-year-old Lorenzo Gamble, 70-year-old Randy Blevins and 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson. All of the victims had been from Chesapeake besides Johnson, who was from the close by metropolis of Portsmouth.
Officers recognized the shooter as a 31-year-old who was an worker on the retailer for greater than 10 years. He was armed with a handgun and a number of magazines and died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds after fatally taking pictures the six individuals and injuring a number of others.
Authorities have stated that the shooter bought the gun legally hours earlier than the taking pictures and launched a word discovered on his telephone that mentions individuals he believed had betrayed him.
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The Related Press contributed to this report.