Four people hurt, shooter dead at Walmart in Beavercreek
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WXIX) - Police say four people were injured when a man entered a suburban Dayton Walmart store and began firing a gun late Monday.
According to police, the shooter died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound at Walmart in Beavercreek, which is about an hour north of Cincinnati.
Police arrived on the scene before 9 p.m. but didn’t fire any shots, according to Beavercreek Police Captain Scott Molnar.
The four shooting victims were taken to area hospitals, he said, adding that their conditions were not known late Monday.
The name of the gunman and a possible motive for the shooting are not known at this time.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and two federal agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI were all at the scene overnight, along with dozens of police.
Molnar said police would release more information Tuesday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families impacted by this horrific tragedy. We will release more information as it becomes available,” he said.
Walmart released the following statement to FOX19 NOW:
This is the second major shooting incident at the Beavercreek Walmart store in just under a decade.
Police fatally shot John Crawford III, of Fairfield in Butler County, inside the store in 2014.
Crawford picked up a pellet gun inside the store and was carrying it when a man called 911 and said Crawford was pointing the rifle at children.
The 911 caller later said he didn’t see Crawford point the weapon at anyone.
Local, state, and federal authorities all investigated Crawford’s shooting and no charges were filed against police.
“Based on the information the responding officers had and Mr. Crawford’s failure to comply with the responding officers’ orders, the officers did what they were trained to do to protect the public,” Beavercreek police said in a September 2014 statement.
“The officers followed accepted law enforcement training protocol in their response to the report of an active threat in the Wal-Mart store.”
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