Authorities have just released a note written by Andre Bing, the 31-year-old man who is responsible for the mass shooting that took place at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday.
Bing, using a 9mm handgun that he had legally purchased, took the lives of six individuals, while injuring several others. He, in the end, turned the gun on himself, taking his own life.
Previously, the police had not revealed Bing’s motive. It was reported that he did not have a criminal history.
Police, however, had indicated that they found a note on Bing’s cell phone, and, the hope was that this note would provide some insight into why it is that Bing carried out the shooting. It has.
“I was harassed . . .”
Bing, in the note, states that he was “harassed” by his coworkers, and this appears to be one of the main motivations behind the shooting.
“I was harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom,” Bing wrote. “I remained strong through most of the torment but my dignity was completely taken away beyond repair by my phone getting hacked.”
Bing goes on to say that those involved “laughed and made code speeches,” that “they laughed” and compared him to the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, that they gave him “evil twisted grins and mocked [him] and celebrated” attempts to get rid of his management, and more.
Bing also writes that he was “betrayed” by someone whom he had thought was his “friend,” writing, “betrayal is one of the worst feelings next to regret.”
Finally, Bing claims that it was not his “true intent to . . . murder anyone,” writing, “I just wanted a wife that was equally yoked as I and obsessed over the thought.” He also expressed a “wish . . . to start over from scratch” with his parents paying “closer attention to [his] social deficits.”
Bing’s note is heavily religious at times. He begins, for example, by writing, “Sorry God. I’ve failed you. This was not your fault but my own. I failed to listen to the groans of the holy spirit which made me a poor representation of You.”
At another point, Bing writes, “Sorry everyone, but I did not plan this. I promise things just fell in place like I was led by Satan.”
“I hope that people will learn from everyone’s mistakes and truly love God and not the material possession of the world,” Bing writes. He concludes the note, “My God, forgive me for what I’m going to do.”