Police raid home of suspect in Virginia Walmart shooting

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Police raid home of suspect in Virginia Walmart shooting

Police apparently busted down the door and raided the home of the gunman suspected of fatally shooting six at a Virginia Walmart, images show, as the first victim of the tragedy was identified Wednesday. 

The photos show a quaint two story home in Chesapeake with its front door mangled and destroyed with 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.

Tire tracks can be seen on the grass in front of the home.
Tire tracks can be seen on the grass in front of the home.
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The busted down door of the shooter's apparent home.
The front door of the home is mangled and broken.
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Police at the scene of the shooting
The shooter is said to have been a manager of the store.
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Alicia McDuffie, who lives next door to the home, said cops had raided it after obtaining a search warrant.

The gunman, who is said to have been a manager at the store, was apparently laughing when he opened fire and killed six of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself. 

One of the victims was identified as Tyneka Johnson, 21, whose family wrote a heartbreaking post on Facebook asking for help figuring out what had happened to her before they learned she was dead, The Independent reported.

“We need help locating my lil cousin. She is  an employee at Walmart,” a family member wrote after the incident, the outlet reported.

“Everyone need to know if  she is safe. This post is about helping and locating Tyneka Johnson. No questions. Just help.”

A relative later confirmed her death to 7NewsDc on Wednesday and said she was “the nicest person who never bothered anyone.”

The shooter is yet to be identified because cops still need to notify his next of kin. He opened fire on 14 employees in a meeting room while the store was open and packed with shoppers preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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