Gunman shoots four people at Ohio Walmart, dies of self-inflicted gunshot: police

The suspected shooter was a 20-year-old Dayton man, Beavercreek police said.

Four people were injured after a man walked into a Walmart in Ohio with a gun and started shooting, police said.

Authorities said the incident happened around 8:36 p.m. ET Monday in Beavercreek, about 10 miles southeast of Dayton.

The shooter was found dead in the store from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound around 8:42 p.m. by a responding officer, Beavercreek police said.

The victims were transported to area hospitals, three in critical condition and a fourth with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. One victim remains in critical condition Tuesday afternoon while the others are stable, police said.

The four victims, three women and a man, were shopping in the store at the time of the shooting, police said.

The suspected shooter was identified by Beavercreek police as Benjamin Charles Jones, 20, of Dayton.

“The FBI is currently looking into the shooter, his background, his motivation,” Zrinka Dilber, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati field office, told reporters at a press briefing Tuesday. “We are very, very early in this process.”

Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone applauded the quick response to the shooting, saying it “undoubtedly saved lives and minimized the impact of this devastating event.”

“It’s always one of those things where you don’t think it could happen in your community. So any time it happens, it’s shocking. It’s tragic,” the acting chief said. Beavercreek police Capt. Chad Lindsey to reporters.

Walmart released a statement to ABC News, saying the company’s employees were heartbroken.

“We are heartbroken by what happened at our store in Beavercreek, Ohio,” the company’s statement said. “The situation remains evolving and we are working closely with investigators on site.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation; The FBI and other local agencies were on scene Monday evening to assist Beavercreek police with the investigation.

ABC News’ Matt Foster, Darren Reynolds and Sasha Pezenik contributed to this story.

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