First victim named in Chesapeake Walmart shooting as police raid suspect’s home
( NYPost )
The first of six victims in the Walmart shooting in Virginia has been named as store worker Tyneka Johnson, 21.
She was killed when a gunman — who has not yet been publicly identified — went on a rampage Tuesday night, opening fire on 14 employees in a meeting room while the store was open and packed with shoppers preparing for Thanksgiving.
After desperate posts pleading with the public for information on Tyneka from her family, her death was confirmed by a relative who spoke to 7NewsDC, who called her “the nicest person, who never bothered anyone.”
Rashawnda Ruffin, her cousin, added in a Facebook post: “Damn couss I’m sorry this happened to you so soon you had so many plans but I guess god had other plans. So this means no more phone calls? No more sending pictures of your tattoos and i pick them out?
“I’m just lost of words it was nothing but laughs and jokes LONG LIVE TYNEKA.”
The gunman, who is said to have been a manager at the store, was apparently laughing when he opened fire and killed his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.
Police apparently busted down the door and raided the home of the suspect Wenesday morning, according to images obtained by The Post.
The pictures show a quaint two-story home in Chesapeake with its front door destroyed and glass littering the house’s walkway.
At the front of the house, deep tire tracks are visible, indicating police drove onto the grass with a heavy vehicle before conducting the raid.
Alicia McDuffie, who lives next door to the home, said cops had raided it after obtaining a search warrant.
The shooter has yet to be identified because cops still need to notify his next of kin.