A gunman injured four people in a shooting at a Walmart in Ohio before killing himself, police said
The man, who was not named, “walked into the Walmart store in Beavercreek” and “He started shooting.”The police said on social media in a statement.
The police added that the shooter died from his self-inflicted wounds, while none of the officers who rushed to the scene fired their weapons.
“There is no active threat at this time. Beavercreek Police are investigating the matter and will release additional information once available,” the Beavercreek Police Department said.
The reason for the shooting is not yet clear, and the police have not yet provided any suspicious information.
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“We have no motive yet, no information on what he was thinking, or anything else,” Beavercreek Police Chief Scott Molnar told reporters. “We’re still looking into it. It’s very early in the investigation.”
Pictures from the scene showed a phalanx of police cars, their lights flashing, converging on the store.
“I was literally shopping for Thanksgiving stuff and this guy walked up next to me with an assault rifle and started shooting,” a woman said in a video posted on social media, adding that she could not determine if anyone was injured or killed.
“I ran… He was shot about 10 times… I’m very lucky to be alive,” she said.
Another eyewitness described the shooter as a “tall white young man” carrying a military briefcase. “My nerves are on edge right now,” she said.
Mr Molnar said the condition of the victims was unknown at the moment but they were all taken to hospital for treatment.
Walmart said it was deeply saddened by the incident and was working with investigators.
“We are deeply saddened by what happened at our store in Beavercreek, Ohio,” Walmart said in a statement. “This continues to be an evolving situation, and we are working closely with investigators at the scene.”
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