The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left what he called a “death note” on his phone that apologized for what he was about to do while blaming others for mocking him. “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,” Andre Bing wrote on a note left on his phone, Chesapeake Police said Friday. Police said the gun, a 9 mm handgun, was legally purchased on the morning of the shooting and that Bing had no criminal record.He claimed he was “harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom” and said he was pushed to the brink by a perception his phone was hacked. He wrote, “My only wish would have been to start over from scratch and that my parents would have paid closer attention to my social deficit.” Bing died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coworkers said Bing was difficult and known for being hostile with employees. One survivor said Bing seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit. Witness Jessica Wilczewski said workers gathered in a store break room to begin their overnight shift late Tuesday when Bing entered and opened fire with a handgun. While another witness described Bing as shooting wildly, Wilczewski observed him target certain people. “The way he was acting — he was going hunting,” Wilczewski told The Associated Press. “The way he was looking at people’s faces and the way he did what he did, he was picking people out.”
She observed him shoot at people who were already on the ground. “What I do know is that he made sure who he wanted dead, was dead,” she said. “He went back and shot dead bodies that were already dead.” Wilczewski had worked at the store for only five days; She said being a new employee may have been the reason she was spared. After the shooting started, a co-worker pulled her under a table. Bing told her to get out from under the table. but when he saw who she was, he said, “Jessie, go home.” She slowly got up and ran out of the store. Police are trying to determine a motive, while former coworkers are struggling to make sense of the rampage in Chesapeake, a city of 250,000 near Virginia’s coast. Some who worked with Bing, 31, said he had a reputation for being an aggressive, if not hostile, supervisor, who once admitted to having “anger issues.” He also could make people laugh and seemed to be dealing with typical stresses at work. “I don’t think he had many people to fall back on in his personal life,” said Nathan Sinclair, who worked at the Walmart for nearly a year. During chats among coworkers, “We would be like ‘work is consuming my life.’ And (Bing) would be like, ‘Yeah, I don’t have a social life anyway,’” Sinclair recalled.