Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) — New information has come to light as the investigation into the Walmart shooting continues.
The FBI announced on Wednesday, Nov. 22, what may have led to Monday night’s incident.
The FBI release shared that diary writings were found on the attacker and concluded that the attacker was inspired, at least in part, by racially motivated violent extremist ideology.
The president of Dayton’s NAACP branch responded to an incident that injured four people, including two black women.
“We know that this situation will continue, but we need to act quickly. They must be held accountable. And more importantly, they must be held accountable very quickly. will be asked,” said Derrick Forward, president of the Dayton division of the NAACP.
Just two days before the shooting, Jones purchased the weapon used in the attack at a Dayton store. It was also determined that a nine-round magazine was used in the attack. Authorities are looking at background checks conducted at the time of purchase to ensure the information is accurate.
Forward said he stands up for all victims, no matter who they are.
“And we’re here to protect civil rights and human rights from someone who, as I understand it, has hatred in their hearts,” Forward said.
Before police arrived on the scene, Jones shot himself. The four victims are currently in stable condition and remain hospitalized.
“We thank God that all four victims are still alive and that we will be able to celebrate another Thanksgiving,” Forward said.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about Jones is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
https://www.wdtn.com/as-seen-on-2-news/dayton-naacp-president-reacts-to-walmart-shooting/ Derrick Forward talks about the Walmart shooting