9 dead in Dayton in second mass shooting of weekend

Source: The Hill | August 4, 2019 | Kyle Balluck

Nine people were killed in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday and at least 26 others injured in a mass shooting hours after another incident in El Paso, Texas claimed the lives of 20 victims.

Dayton police said that the shooting occurred at 1:00 a.m. in the city’s historic Oregon District. WHIO in Dayton reported that it happened near a bar on East Fifth Street.

Officials said the shooter, who has not been identified, was killed by officers, The Associated Press noted, adding that that police do not have a motive.

Mayor Nan Whaley (D) told reporters that the shooter used a .223-caliber rifle and had extra magazines. She added that the shooter was wearing body armor and concealed their face.

Whaley said the shooter was “neutralized” in “less than one minute.”

“If the Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute, hundreds of people in the Oregon District would be dead today,” she said.

The police department tweeted that officers were “in the immediate vicinity” and were able to “put an end” to the incident “quickly.”


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