Details continue to emerge after a gunman injured four people in a mass shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart Monday night before dying from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As Beavercreek Police and federal agents continue to investigate the shooting, we are working to uncover additional information and will update this story as new information becomes available.
Here’s what we currently know about the shooting:
On Monday at 8:35 p.m., an armed man entered the Walmart located at 3360 Pentagon Blvd. and began shooting, Beavercreek Police Capt. Scott Molnar said during a news briefing Monday evening.
He shot four people, who were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The shooter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Molnar said.
Officers from several law enforcement agencies responded, along with the Greene County Coroner’s Office.
A Walmart employee said he heard at least two gunshots, but did not see anyone hit.
“At first I thought it was glass. I heard a few people running and screaming, so I ran outside and we got to the Burger King parking lot,” the employee said.
Anna Cowley and Kailie Conley, students at Wright State University, said they counted between 30 and 40 police cars equipped with lights and sirens stopping in front of the store.
The store was closed Tuesday morning.
How are the victims?
Four adults were injured in the shooting, police said. Three of them are in critical condition and the fourth has non-life-threatening injuries.
Three women and a man were injured, police said.
A CareFlight medical helicopter left the scene just before 10 p.m. bound for Miami Valley Hospital and the three other victims were transported to Soin Medical Center – Kettering Health in Beavercreek.
A Kettering Health spokeswoman said Tuesday morning she had no information on the condition of the three victims taken to Soin or whether they had been transferred to another hospital.
Who is the shooter?
The identity of the shooter had not been released Tuesday morning.
A witness posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, and described the shooter as a tall, young white man carrying a rifle. He allegedly passed by her before opening fire.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting Beavercreek police with the investigation.
Details about any motive or whether the shooter was known to police before the shooting were not released.
Beavercreek police plan to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to provide more details.
Previous incidents at Walmart
The Walmart in Beavercreek temporarily closed its doors on Nov. 6 after a 15-year-old boy allegedly set a fire inside the business. Flames were reported in the craft section and smoke was seen throughout the store.
An automatic sprinkler system contained the fire, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters.
The store reopened on November 8, the same day the suspect was arrested. The teen is facing aggravated arson, vandalism and panic, police say.
The Walmart is also the same store where a police officer fatally shot John Crawford III, 22, of Fairfield on Aug. 5, 2014.
A 911 caller reported that Crawford — who was talking on a cell phone and holding a pellet gun for sale at the store — was pointing a gun and threatening shoppers.