Who is Fernando Chavez-Barron? Youngest Virginia Walmart shooting victim’s name revealed

Who is Fernando Chavez-Barron? Youngest Virginia Walmart shooting victim's name revealed

Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, was identified as the youngest victim in the Virginia Walmart shooting that killed six people according to foxnews.

“Following a vigil last night honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting, Chesapeake Police are releasing the name of the juvenile victim,” the City of Chesapeake wrote in a tweet on Friday. “It is with great sadness that we confirm 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron of Chesapeake was the juvenile victim in this tragedy.”

Family and friends donned white in remembrance of Chavez-Barron at a vigil in the Walmart parking lot on Thursday night.

Who is Fernando Chavez-Barron? Youngest Virginia Walmart shooting victim's name revealed

His friends told The Virginian-Pilot that it was hard to believe that he was gone.

According to Rosy Perez, a family friend, the teen attended a local high school while working the overnight shift.

“He wanted to help a little bit,” she said. “He was a very good child.”

Police had already identified five adult victims: 52-year-old Kellie Pyle, 38-year-old Brian Pendleton, 43-year-old Lorenzo Gamble, 70-year-old Randy Blevins, and 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson.

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Other people who were shot. Kellie Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randall Blevins, Brian Pendleton, and Tyneka Johnson, clockwise.

When supervisor Andre Bing opened fire in the store break room Tuesday night, the coworkers were shot and killed.

He also legally purchased the 9 mm handgun on the morning of the shooting, according to police, and left behind what he called a “death note” on his phone.

source:summarybio.com

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