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Body camera shows response to Walmart shooting that left four seriously injured

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Body camera footage shows the response of officers after a police say a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart Monday night.

Police said the shooting unfolded around 8:35 p.m. on Monday at the Walmart at 3360 Pentagon Boulevard, when a 911 caller stated a man walked into the Walmart with a rifle and began to shoot.

Police said four people were injured in the shooting, three females and one male. Police said the victims were found shot throughout the store. All four victims were shoppers.

In an update Tuesday, police said three victims are in stable condition, while one remains in critical but stable condition.

Police said the victim's condition has been steadily improving since the shooting.

Body camera shared Tuesday shows an officer running into the store and, within about a minute, locating the shooter's body.

Police said officers arrived within minutes of the 911 call and located the shooter's body behind the vision center.

According to police, the shooter, later identified as 20-year-old Benjamin Charles Jones, died after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Got 'em. Shooters down," the officer can be heard on the body camera.

Zrinka Dilber, assistant special agent in charge of the Cincinnati FBI Field Office, said they are looking into the shooter's history to try to find out a potential motive and if they had any relationship with the victims.

So far, police said a search had been executed at Jones' home and car that was still in the Walmart parking lot.

Dilber asked the public if they have any tips to contact the FBI tip line.

Walmart released a statement regarding Monday night's shooting, saying their focus is on providing associates with the attention and support they need to cope with the tragedy.

"These steps include establishing an offsite resource center offering counseling services and a safe space for associates to gather and be together. Emergency pay support is also being offered to affected associates," a spokesperson from Walmart told WLWT.

The spokesperson said currently, no decision has been made on when the store will reopen.

Beavercreek is the largest city by population in Greene County, Ohio and is a suburb of Dayton, Ohio.

Witnesses who were outside of the Walmart on Monday night said they saw 30 to 40 police cars rushing to the scene. The scene of the shooting is about half a mile from Wright State University.

The scene of the shooting is the same place where a Fairfield man was killed in the summer of 2014.

At that time, John Crawford, 22, picked up a BB gun that was for sale inside the Walmart and other shoppers called 911, claiming there was an active shooter.

Crawford was shot and killed by police inside the store.

Surveillance video later showed that Crawford was looking at the toy gun and never pointed it at anybody. The two officers who were involved in that shooting did not face charges.

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