Officers continue to investigate after 4 people were injured and a shooter was killed after a shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart
Officers continue to investigate after four people were injured in a shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart Monday evening.
News Center 7’s Xavier Hershovitz provides ongoing coverage of the team now on News Center 7 Daybreak.
He saw that Beavercreek Police officers were continuing their investigation when he arrived and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was also at the scene.
Beavercreek Police say a man entered the Walmart on Pentagon Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Monday night and began shooting, wounding four others.
Beavercreek Police Capt. Scott Molnar said late Monday night that the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He also said that four people were injured in the shooting and there is no information available about their conditions at the present time.
Police also said there is no active threat to the community.
No shots were fired by any police officers during the shooting.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is among several agencies assisting in the investigation. This also includes the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI.
Many people were inside a Walmart shopping store Monday night when chaos erupted in the wake of the shooting.
Christopher Soffron told News Center 7 he was doing some last-minute Thanksgiving shopping Monday evening when the shooting happened.
“We were going through the Tide aisle and we heard five or six shots and she (my wife) looked at me and said, ‘Is this a joke?’ I said, ‘I know what it is.’ He said, ‘I’ve been near shootings in the past.’ Then I turned around and asked her to stand behind me. Then I turned around and I was 10 to 12 feet away from the shooter and I just said, “Really, dude.” Then my wife backed up behind me and had her go up to the laundry and craft aisle where it intersects, and had her hide behind the back side of the aisle as the shooter approached from our direction. At that time, I turned around and saw that we were very close to receiving the doors. So, I told her, and there were some agents on the island, “Let’s get ready to go through the receiving doors here to the left, and while we were doing that… the shooter stopped in front of the island we’re on.” They were hiding behind them and he fired five or six more shots from his gun.
Two Wright State students were also inside the Walmart store when the shooting occurred. They told News Center 7’s John Biddle what they saw Monday night.
“We saw it was going down a lot,” Anna Cawley said. “We started counting police cars, and we got into the mid-30s. There were more coming. And then we just started seeing dogs. There was a lot going on.”
Another student said she saw paramedics and firefighters helping some people get out.
“Two minutes after we got here, there was an ambulance arriving at the main doors,” Callie Conley said. “They came out and then we saw them pulling the stretcher out. And then, even a minute later, there was someone on the stretcher coming up and they flew off.”
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We are working to determine the conditions of the four victims.
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