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Authorities have released the names of all but one of the six victims who lost their lives after a gunman opened fire on a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Va., on Wednesday. The suspect, a store worker, also died at the scene, while other victims were injured.
The shooting took place just three days after another gunman opened fire on an LGBTQ club in Colorado, killing five people. A week earlier, three University of Virginia students died after a former classmate shot them.
Authorities declined to share the identity of the youngest victim to die, aged 16, because he is a minor. Here’s what we know about others.
Randall Blevins, 70, is the oldest victim to die in the shooting. His cousin said The Washington Post that Blevins was “the last one one would expect something like this to happen”. Other former colleagues and friends have described Blevins as a kind man and a loyal employee.
Lorenzo Gamble, 43, was a hardworking father of two who was tasked with making the banana pudding this Thanksgiving, like his mother did. Job. Gamble was quiet, enjoyed working on his car, and had worked at Walmart for 15 years.
Tyneka Johnson, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was the first victim to be identified after relatives shared her death on social media, according to Yahoo News. Johnson’s relatives have identified that the 22-year-old worked as a Walmart employee.
Family members and former colleagues described Brian Pendleton, 39, as an outgoing, social man who battled a brain disease and spent 10 years working at Walmart, according to the Job.
Kellie Pyle, 52, is believed to have died in Walmart’s break room, according to relatives who spoke with the Job. The family described Pyle, 52, as a sarcastic and eccentric parent with a two-year-old grandchild.
Pyle was planning to marry her fiancé next year, according to Yahoo News.