Gunman wounded four in Ohio Walmart before killing himself, police say

A man opened fire inside a Walmart in Ohio, leaving four injured, before dying of an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

Police responded to a shooting at the Walmart store in Beavercreek, a suburb east of Dayton, around 8:30 p.m. local time Monday.

The man, who has not been named, “entered the Walmart in Beavercreek” and began firing a gun, police said in a statement on social media.

The gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and no officers who responded to the scene fired their weapons, police added.

“There is no active threat at this time. Beavercreek Police are investigating and will release additional information as it becomes available,” said the Beavercreek Police Department.

It remains unclear what led to the shooting and no suspect information has yet been released by police.

“We don't have any motive yet, any information on what he might have been thinking or anything,” Beavercreek Police Chief Scott Molnar told reporters. “We are still looking into it. It's very, very early in the investigation.”

Images from the scene showed a phalanx of police cars with their lights flashing converging on the store.

“I was literally just shopping for Thanksgiving and this guy walked by me with a rifle and started shooting,” one woman said in a video posted on social media, adding that she could not determine if anyone was injured or killed. .

“I ran … He shot 10 times … I'm so lucky to be alive,” she said.

Another eyewitness described the attacker as a “tall, young white guy” carrying an army bag. “My nerves are just frayed right now,” he said.

Mr Molnar said the condition of the victims was unknown at this time, but all were taken to hospital for treatment.

Walmart said it was dismayed by the incident and is cooperating with investigators.

“We are devastated by what happened at our store in Beavercreek, Ohio. This remains an evolving situation and we are working closely with investigators on the scene,” Walmart said in a statement.

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