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Youngest Virginia Walmart Shooting Victim Named Revealed as 16-Year-Old Fernando Chavez-Barron

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The youngest victim in the Virginia Walmart shooting that claimed the lives of six people has been revealed to be 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron.

“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 Friday. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, of Chesapeake, was the juvenile victim of this tragedy.”

Family and friends dressed in white in remembrance of Chávez-Barrón at a vigil in the Walmart parking lot Thursday night.

SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA WALMART: 6 VICTIMS DEAD INCLUDING 16-YEAR-OLD BOY

Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, and five other people were killed in the deadly shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday.
(City of Chesapeake)

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

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Family friend Rosy Perez told The New York Times the teen attended a local high school while working nights.

A memorial is seen at the site of a fatal shooting at a Walmart on November 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Virginia.

A memorial is seen at the site of a fatal shooting at a Walmart on November 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

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

Police previously identified five adult victims, including Kellie Pyle, 52, Brian Pendleton, 38, Lorenzo Gamble, 43, Randy Blevins, 70, and Tyneka Johnson, 22.

Other victims of the shooting.  Clockwise: Kellie Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randall Blevins, Brian Pendleton, and Tyneka Johnson.

Other victims of the shooting. Clockwise: Kellie Pyle, Lorenzo Gamble, Randall Blevins, Brian Pendleton, and Tyneka Johnson.
(Chesapeake Police Department)

Co-workers were shot and killed when supervisor Andre Bing opened fire in the store’s break room Tuesday night.

Police also said he had legally purchased the 9mm pistol on the morning of the shooting and left what he called a “death note” on his phone.

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Bing died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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