A man walked into the Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio and opened fire, injuring four people on Monday night, according to the police in the Dayton suburb. The victims were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals, and there is no information regarding their current condition.
Police reported that the shooter passed away due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and law enforcement officials did not discharge any firearms.
The reason behind his actions remained ambiguous, and the authorities did not disclose his identity.
According to CBS Dayton, Ohio affiliate WHIO-TV, a witness reported hearing five or six shots before taking cover. The gunman was reportedly nearby and fired several additional shots while the witness hid.
At the location, various local agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, were present, as well as the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the FBI.
The police expressed their condolences for the victims and their families affected by the terrible tragedy, stating that their thoughts and prayers are with them.
In a statement, Walmart expressed deep sadness over the unfortunate incident that took place at their Beavercreek, Ohio store. They acknowledged that the situation is still unfolding and are cooperating with the investigators on-site to gather more information.