Andre Bing Video Shows Walmart Mass Shooter Joking With Colleagues

A video on social media purportedly shows the Walmart employee who killed six people joking with other employees.

Police have said that seven people, including the shooter, were killed in a shooting at the Walmart on Sam's Circle in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday night. A statement provided to Newsweek by Walmart confirmed 31-year-old Andre Bing, an employee with the company since 2010, as the shooter.

Footage of Bing was posted on Facebook by a person who said they used to work at the store.

The Walmart logo is seen outside
Above, the Walmart logo is seen outside a Walmart store in Burbank, California on August 15, 2022. Video showing the alleged suspect in a shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia was posted on Facebook. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

"We was driving in the back and I was parking it and everything," Bing tells colleagues in the clip. "It's more fun that driving a car."

Seconds later, Bing is seen ducking out of the frame when he realizes he is being filmed. The person recording the video laughs, then adds: "Facebook Live! And that's Andre."

It is not clear when the footage was filmed, but a 26-second clip was posted on Facebook after Tuesday night's shooting.

"BOY YOU SICK AF AND ITS CRAZY I GOT SO MANY VIDEOS WITH YOU," Draayia Janaee wrote on Facebook. "YOU KILLED PEOPLE THAT WAS REALLY CLOSE TO ME THERE. I NEVER WOULD OF THOUGHHT U WOULD DO SOME S*** LIKE THIS... THIS IS THE MANAGER WHO DID THAT !! ROT IN HELL MF."

In another post, the user wrote: "As much as we joked w Andre ... I'm glad they fired me from Walmart."

Newsweek reached out to the person for further comment.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a Walmart employee said they had narrowly avoided being killed when a manager opened fire on employees in the break room.

"It was the manager," the employee said in a video that was live-streamed on Facebook and later shared on Twitter. "I just left out a break room, manager come in there... started shooting bro."

At a news conference on Wednesday morning, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solensky said police received a call about the shooting at 10:12 p.m. ET, and that the first officers arrived on the scene two minutes later. They entered the store at 10:16 p.m. and the scene was declared safe by 11:20 p.m.

Solensky confirmed that six victims had died and four others were in area hospitals. He said police believe the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Solensky said the shooter was a Walmart employee and used a pistol in the shooting, but did not provide any details about a motive.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Walmart said: "We are shocked at this tragic event at our Chesapeake, Virginia store. We're praying for those impacted, the community and our associates. We're working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates."

In a statement on Twitter, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said: "Our hearts break with the community of Chesapeake this morning. I remain in contact with law enforcement officials throughout this morning and have made available any resources as this investigation moves forward. Heinous acts of violence have no place in our communities."

President Joe Biden also released a statement, noting that "because of yet another horrific and senseless act of violence, there are now even more tables across the country that will have empty seats this Thanksgiving."

The president added: "Jill and I grieve for those families, for the Chesapeake community, and for the Commonwealth of Virginia, which just suffered a terrible shooting at the University of Virginia this month. We also mourn for all those across America who have lost loved ones to these tragic shootings that we must come together as a nation to stand against."

Biden added that this year, he signed into law "the most significant gun reform in a generation, but that is not nearly enough. We must take greater action."