A man entered a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, on Monday night and opened fire, shooting four people, according to the police.
Beavercreek police provided an update on Tuesday morning, stating that three of the victims are in serious condition while the fourth victim had non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the authorities, the event took place in Beavercreek, around 10 miles southeast of Dayton, on Monday at 8:36 p.m. ET.
Around 8:42 p.m., a responding officer discovered the gunman dead inside the business from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Beavercreek police.
According to authorities, the four victims—three women and one man—were inside the store shopping when the shooting occurred. Beavercreek police identified Benjamin Charles Jones, a 20-year-old Dayton resident, as the accused gunman.
Acting Chief Captain Chad Lindsey stated during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the suspect began fire in the middle of the 911 call. The police had initially got a call just after 8:36 p.m. regarding a guy entering a Walmart with a rifle.
After the 911 call, the shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted wound less than five minutes after police arrived, arriving in just three minutes. According to authorities, no bullets were fired by officers.
At a news briefing on Tuesday, Zrinka Dilber, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Field Office, stated, “The FBI is currently looking at the shooter, his background, and his motivation.” “We are very, very early in this process.”
The prompt reaction to the incident was praised by Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone, who stated that it “undoubtedly saved lives and minimised the impact of this devastating event.”
It’s usually one of those situations where you doubt that it could occur in your neighborhood. Thus, when it occurs, it’s startling. Capt. Chad Lindsey, the interim chief of Beavercreek Police, told reporters, “It’s tragic.”