AN EMPLOYEE at the Chesapeake Walmart, where a manager shot six people Tuesday, received a chilling warning about the shooter weeks before the mass murder.
Briana Tyler said she was warned about the shooter, who has not been identified, when she started working at the Virginia store two months ago.
Speaking to ABC News, she recalled the terrifying moment when her manager walked into the employees’ break room, opened fire, and shot people indiscriminately.
“The first person that was in his sight shot him down and next thing you know he just started manipulating the whole break room but he didn’t say a word,” she said.
Months before the shooting, Tyler had received a warning from colleagues that the manager had turned gunman and killed himself at the scene.
She said: “He was the manager to watch out for because there was always something going on with him, he just had a problem with somebody.”
“He was the manager everyone had something to say about, but I never thought he would do something like that.”
Aside from the six victims who lost their lives, four people with unknown conditions are being treated at area hospitals, police said on Wednesday.
The first victim identified was named 22-year-old Walmart employee Tyneka Johnson.
A witness who was a new employee at the store told WAVY in Virginia that the shooter had “problems” with other managers.
The store was open to the public at the time of the shooting and is believed to have been busy as shoppers hastily prepared for Thanksgiving, police said.
Chesapeake Mayor Rick West issued a statement calling the shooting a “senseless act of violence.”
“I am devastated by the senseless act of violence that took place in our city last night,” he said on Twitter. “My prayers are with all those affected – the victims, their families, their friends and their staff.
“I am grateful for the quick action taken by our first responders who rushed to the scene. Chesapeake is a close-knit community and we are all devastated by this news. Together we will support each other during this time. Please keep us in your prayers.”
The motive behind the mass shooting remains unknown.
Police said they found several bodies strewn on the ground upon arrival, one of which had slumped outside by the entrance.
Law enforcement is not believed to have fired any shots during their response.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6748544/warning-chesapeake-walmart-worker-manager/ Sinister warning a Chesapeake Walmart employee received about her ‘mass shooter’ manager weeks before he took chilling action