Shooter at Ohio Walmart near Dayton wounds four before turning gun on himself: police

Four people were injured after a gunman opened fire and killed himself at a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio, Monday evening, authorities said.

The suspected shooter entered the Walmart in Beavercreek around 8:30 p.m. and began shooting at people inside the store, the newspaper said Beavercreek Police Department.

Authorities said the four victims were transported to area hospitals and their condition was unknown.

According to the authorities, the shooter died of an “apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

“No shots were fired by responding officers,” the department wrote in a statement on X.

The building has been cleared and secured and there is “no active threat”.

The four victims were transported to area hospitals; their condition is unknown.

Police said the shooter was a man, but did not release his identity as their investigation continued.

Further details are expected to be announced on Tuesday.

“At first I thought it was glass. I heard a few people running and screaming, so I ran and we got to the Burger King parking lot,” an unidentified Walmart employee told the Dayton Daily News.

Walmart said they are “heartbroken” about what happened at their Beavercreek location.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting local police with the investigation.
Police said late Monday evening that there was no active threat to the community and the building had been evacuated.

“This continues to be an evolving situation and we are working closely with investigators on site,” Walmart Group said in a statement to the outlet.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI are assisting in the investigation, the department said.

Beavercreek is a city of about 46,000 residents about 9 miles east of Dayton.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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