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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, Virginia on Wednesday. The suspect, an employee at the store, also died at the scene while other victims were injured.
The shooting came just three days after another gunman opened fire at an LGBTQ club in Colorado, killing five people. A week earlier, three University of Virginia students had died after a former classmate fatally shot them.
Authorities declined to reveal the identity of the youngest victim, a 16-year-old, because he is a minor. Here’s what we know about the others.
Randall Blevins, 70, is the oldest victim to die in the shooting. His cousin told The Washington Post that Blevins “was the last person you’d expect for something like this to happen”. Other former employees and friends described Blevins as a kind man and a loyal employee.
Lorenzo Gamble, 43, was a hard-working father of two who, like his mother, was responsible for making banana pudding this Thanksgiving post. Gamble was quiet, enjoyed working on his car, and 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 identified the 22-year-old as a Walmart employee.
Family members and former employees described Brian Pendleton, 39, as an outgoing, social man who struggled with a brain condition and worked at Walmart for 10 years, according to the post.
Kellie Pyle, 52, reportedly died in the break room at Walmart, according to relatives who spoke to him post. The family described Pyle, 52, as a sarcastic and quirky family member with a two-year-old grandchild.
According to Yahoo News, Pyle had plans to marry her fiancé next year.