A horrific shooting incident occurred inside a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio on Monday, as confirmed by police officials. The incident reportedly left three individuals injured.
Ohio police responded quickly to a shooting incident at a Walmart on Monday night. In a social media post on X (formerly Twitter), the Beavercreek Police Department affirmed that police were still present at the Walmart on Pentagon Boulevard. The building has been completely removed and secured, according to the authorities, who reassured the public that there isn’t a threat to the neighborhood at this time.
Multiple law enforcement agencies from Greene, Montgomery, and Clark counties responded quickly to the store, resulting in its evacuation.
According to early accounts, there have been at least three gunshot injuries. At approximately 9:50 p.m., a CareFlight medical aircraft took off from the area and made its way to Miami Valley Hospital.
The gunman, according to a witness outside the store, was walking past her while brandishing a weapon and carrying a backpack before starting to fire. A video that was uploaded to X (previously Twitter) revealed the account.
Wright State University released a notice in reaction to the events that was asking employees and students to stay away from the Beavercreek Walmart because of an “active incident.”
Police in Beavercreek have opened an investigation, and they will provide updates as they become available.
Several X users reacted to the shooting on social media. One user wrote, “The Beavercreek Walmart is the same store where 22-year-old John Crawford III of Fairfield was shot and killed Aug. 5, 2014, by an officer while holding a BB gun for sale in the store. How random is this?”
“Damn I’m from here this is where the guy got shot for having a fake ar about 8ish years ago. All my friends are from here. I’ll try to keep you updated.” another user wrote.
One user tweeted, “Ah man, that’s no good…Hoping everyone is okay, praying that everyone that’s been shot can make it through this.”