Walmart shooting: Weapon purchased morning of attack

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A man who opened fire on co-workers at a Walmart in Virginia had just hours before legally purchased the handgun he used in the attack, officials say.

An update on Friday from city of Chesapeake officials also said the gunman did not have a criminal history.

Six people were killed in the Tuesday evening attack, all of whom were Walmart employees.

The gunman also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police have not stated a motive for the shooting, but officials released a “Death Note” found on the gunman’s phone that included perceived grievances he held against some of his colleagues.

“God forgive me for what I am going to do,” the suspect concluded in the note.

Police have named the victims as Lorenzo Gamble, 43, Brian Pendleton, 38, Kellie Pyle, 52, Randall Blevins, 70, and Tyneka Johnson, 22.

On Friday, the city revealed name of the sixth victim: 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron.

A Walmart spokesperson said in a statement to media that all of the victims worked for the company.


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