The shooting in Dayton, Ohio, occurred less than a day after a man with an assault-style weapon killed 20 people in El Paso.
- Authorities have identified the gunman as 24-year old Connor Betts, who was fatally shot by officers.
- Nine people fatally shot, including the suspect’s sister, and 27 injured in the shooting in Dayton’s historic Oregon District, according to authorities.
- As of 10 a.m., 15 of those treated by hospitals have been discharged.
- City grieves less than a day after a mass shooting in El Paso that killed 20 people.
DAYTON — A gunman in body armor opened fire at a popular bar here early Sunday morning, killing nine and injuring 27, before police approached the premises and shot him to death, officials said.
The gunman carried extra magazines, apparently planning for an extended spree.
Officials identified the shooter, who is also dead, as 24-year old Connor Betts. Betts’ sister was among the nine victims, they said.
The attack came less than a day after a man with an assault-style weapon killed 20 people in El Paso and a week after a gunman fired on a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., killing three people, including a 6-year-old boy, and wounding 12. With the country still grieving, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley noted that the tragedy in her city was just the latest.
“As a mayor, this is a day that we all dread happening,” she said in a Sunday morning news conference. “And certainly what’s very sad as I’ve gotten messages from cities across the country is that so many of us have gone through it.”