According to police, a shooter killed himself after shooting four people at the Walmart hypermarket in the US state of Ohio.
In Beavercreek, a city of about 46, 000 people, the incident happened on Monday night.
According to a statement made public on social media, “A male entered the Walmart in Beavercreek around 8: 35pm on Monday]01:35 GMT on Tuesday” and started shooting, injuring four people.
The man opened fire with an assault rifle, according to witnesses to the local media.
According to Beavercreek police, “The victims were transported to local hospitals, and their conditions are currently unknown.” “The shooter, a fifth person, died from what appears to have been an self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
No responding officers fired a shot, the building was quickly cleared and secured, and there was no longer any active threat, according to the police.
The identity of the shooter, the attack’s motivation, and other information weren’t made public right away.
A phalanx of police cars with flashing lights converged on the store in images of the scene.
In a video posted on social media, one woman claimed that “I was literally just shopping for Thanksgiving when this guy walked right past me brandishing an assault rifle and started shooting.”
She remarked, “I ran, He fired like ten times, I’m so lucky to be alive.”
The assailant was described as a “tall, young white guy” carrying an army bag by another witness on social media.
She said, “My nerves are shot right now.”
Three patients were treated at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, according to Catherine Morris, a Kettering Health parent company spokesperson.
“What happened at our Beavercreek, Ohio, store has broken our hearts. A Walmart spokesperson told local media WHIO-TV that the situation is still evolving and that investigators are working closely with them.