A second mass shooting in the United States in 13 hours occurred early Sunday in the busy Dayton, Ohio, nightlife area known as the Oregon District.
Nine people are dead and 26 wounded. The shooter is also dead. Police identified him as 24-year old Connor Betts.
FBI and local law enforcement authorities have served a search warrant at the shooter’s family home in Bellbrook, Ohio, southeast of Dayton.
- The deceased victims ranged in age from 22 to 57. Authorities said the shooter's sister, 22-year-old Megan K. Betts, was among those killed.
- Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said 27 people were treated for injuries and 15 have been discharged from area medical centers.
- Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said six officers responded to the shooting.
- Biehl said the officers engaged the shooter and within 20 seconds of hearing gunfire, police officers engaged with the suspect. Biehl said the threat was neutralized within 30 seconds of the suspect beginning to fire shots.
- Mayor Whaley said the shooter was wearing body armor and used a “.223 (caliber) high-capacity” gun and had additional magazines with him.
- Biehl said the shooter's gun had a double drum magazine with a capacity of 100 rounds. He said the suspect fired "dozens" of shots.
Gun was ordered online
- The weapon used in the shooting was ordered online from Texas, and transferred to the suspect at a local firearms dealer near Dayton, according to Chief Biehl.
- There was nothing in the suspect's history that would have precluded his purchase of the weapon, according to Biehl.
Motive not known
- "There is far too much information to review," Biehl said, before a motive can be determined.