Four individuals were injured on Monday night in a shooting at a Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. According to police in the Dayton suburb, a man walked into the store and began firing shots. The victims were promptly transported to area hospitals, and as of the latest reports, their conditions remained unknown.
The gunman, who remains unidentified, succumbed to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, with law enforcement officials affirming that officers did not discharge any rounds.
The motive behind the attack remains unclear. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots, and one man recounted hiding as the shooter fired more rounds in close proximity.
Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other local law enforcement agencies, were actively involved in responding to the incident.
In a statement, Beavercreek Police expressed condolences, stating, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families impacted by this horrific tragedy.”
Walmart, the retail giant, also issued a statement, describing their deep sadness over the incident. The company emphasized that the situation was still developing and that they were closely cooperating with investigators at the scene.
This incident follows a separate shooting the previous night in south Anchorage, Alaska, where two individuals were killed outside another Walmart store. Authorities in that case were actively searching for a suspect, and police believed it to be an isolated incident.