Beavercreek, Ohio – A shooting at a Walmart store on Monday resulted in at least one fatality and three injuries, according to WHIO television. Witnesses reported that a man, armed with an assault rifle, opened fire in the store.
Three injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at a nearby trauma center, as confirmed by a hospital spokesperson. Beavercreek police swiftly responded to the incident and assured the public that there is no ongoing threat.
The city, with a population of approximately 46,000, is situated just east of Dayton. Law enforcement, using the social media platform X, communicated that the building had been cleared and secured, emphasizing that there is no active threat at present.
Eyewitness accounts shared on social media painted a harrowing picture, with one woman recounting her experience of shopping for Thanksgiving items when the assailant passed her with an assault rifle and began shooting. Another witness described the shooter as a “tall, young white guy” carrying an Army bag.
Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek has received the three injured patients, according to Catherine Morris, a spokesperson for the hospital’s parent company, Kettering Health. Walmart has directed all inquiries to law enforcement, expressing heartbreak over the incident.
The police have not released details about possible casualties, and further information will be provided as the investigation unfolds. The community and the nation await updates on this tragic event.