Youngest Virginia Walmart shooting victim’s name revealed as Fernando Chavez-Barron, 16

The youngest victim in the Walmart shooting that claimed the lives of six people was 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 on Saturday. “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. 

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

16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron and five others were killed in the deadly Walmart shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday

16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron and five others were killed in the deadly Walmart shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday (City of Chesapeake)

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

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

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)

Five adult victims were previously identified by police, including 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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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