Who was Fernando Chavez-Barron? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death

Fernando Chavez-Barron  Wiki – Fernando Chavez-Barron  Biography

Chesapeake police on Friday identified the sole juvenile victim in the Walmart mass shooting carried out by a store employee. The teen, Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16, of Chesapeake, Va., was killed in the attack, police said. Officials did not release his name initially because he was not an adult, but decided to do so after a vigil honoring him and the other five victims Thursday night.

Chavez-Barron’s friend, Joshua Trejo-Alvarado, 17, was emotional when talking about the tragedy. “I just wanted it not to be him,” Trejo-Alvarado said.A community vigil is planned for Monday at Chesapeake City Park to honor the victims. Trejo-Alvarado said he remembers Chavez-Barron’s sense of humor.

Fernando Chavez-Barron Age

Fernando Chavez-Barron  was 16 years old.

Fernando Chavez-Barron Cause of Death

“I just miss Fernando. When he would post on anything, he would just say some funny stuff,” Trejo-Alvarado said. Police said three of the victims died at the store the night of the shooting. Two victims were found dead inside the break room, where Bing opened fire on workers, and another victim was found toward the front of the store.

The other three victims died at local hospitals. Bing died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.Hospital officials said Friday that two victims remain in the hospital, one in critical condition and the other in fair condition. On Friday, the City of Chesapeake announced city council will hold a special meeting Monday to confirm their emergency declaration, which will free up funding for recovery and emergency resources in the wake of the shooting. The declaration will last until December 5, 2022.

In a video statement Wednesday, Chesapeake Mayor Rick West said the city was doing everything it could to move forward. “We will get through this, and we will get through this together, and we will never forget those who we have lost,” West said. City officials said FBI Norfolk has set up a tip hotline to gather information related to the shooting.

They are asking anyone with information to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Walmart set up an associate resource center for workers and their family members. The resource center will be open Wednesday until 7 p.m. at the Springhill Suites, 1446 Crossways Boulevard in Chesapeake.

Starting Thursday, the associate resource center will move to the Delta Hotel by Marriott at 725 Woodlake Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next two weeks. In the meantime, friends and family of the victims are still processing the tragedy. “I wish everything was a dream. I was hoping everything was a dream,” Trejo-Alvarado said. “Today, I wish he was standing here with me.”

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