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Officers continue investigation after 4 injured, 1 shooter dead after shooting at Beavercreek Walmart – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

BEAVERCREEK — Officers continue to investigate after four people were injured in a shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart Monday evening.

News Center 7’s Xavier Hershovitz now provides his team’s round-the-clock coverage on News Center 7 Daybreak.

He found that Beavercreek police officers were continuing their investigation when he arrived and that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was also on scene.

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Beavercreek police said a man walked into the Walmart on Pentagon Boulevard around 8:30 Monday night and started shooting, injuring four other people.

The shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Beavercreek Police Capt. Scott Molnar said Monday evening.

He also said four people were injured in the shooting and information on their conditions was not available at this time.

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Police also said there was no active threat to the community.

No shots were fired by officers during the shooting.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is among several agencies participating in the investigation. This also includes the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI.

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Many people were at Walmart stores Monday evening when chaos followed the gunfire.

Christopher Suffron told News Center 7 he was doing some last-minute Thanksgiving shopping Monday night when the shooting happened.

“We were driving past Tide alley and five to six shots rang out and (my wife) looked at me and said, is this a joke? I said I knew what it was. I’ve been confronted with gunfire in the past,” he said. “Then I turned around and told him to get behind me, and then I turned around and I was 10 or 12 feet from the shooter and I just said, ‘Really man.’ Then my wife backed up behind me and made him go up the laundry and craft aisle, where it intersects, and she made him hide behind the back of the aisle as the shooter was approaching from our direction. At that time, I turned around and saw that we were very close to receiving the doors. So, I told him, and then there were some customers on the island across the way: “Let’s get ready to go through the reception doors here on the left, and while we were doing that… this shooter stopped in front of the island that we had hiding behind and he fired five or six more shots from his rifle.

Two Wright State students were also inside the Walmart when the shooting occurred. They told News Center 7’s John Bedell what they saw Monday night.

“We saw things going down a lot,” Anna Cowley said. “We started counting police cars, we got to the mid-30s. And there were even more coming. And then we started seeing dogs. And there was a lot going on.

Another student said she saw doctors and firefighters helping some people.

“A few minutes after we arrived, an ambulance pulled up to the main doors,” Kallie Conley said. “They come out and then we see them take the stretcher out. And then, a few minutes later, there was someone on the stretcher going up and they were flying off.

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News Center 7 will continue to provide updates on this story.

We are working to find out the conditions in which the four victims find themselves.

News Center 7 will also have continued coverage of the team throughout the day with additional updates at 12 p.m. and full coverage of the team later this afternoon at 5 p.m. during our 90 minutes of information.

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