Nine Killed in Mass Shooting in Dayton, Ohio
Early this morning, nine people were killed in a nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours.
At least 26 others were hurt. There is no word on their conditions.
Police say the suspected shooter was shot and killed.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the gunman was wearing body armor and had extra magazines.
She says Dayton police officers patrolling the area fired on the shooter within a minute, killing him. She said “hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today” if police hadn’t acted quickly.
Police haven’t named the suspect or revealed a motive.
The shooting happened outdoors in an area called the Oregon District, that has many restaurants, bars and theaters. A police spokesman described the district as “a safe part of downtown.”
The Ohio shooting came hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 people dead.
In a second tweet , he wrote, “God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”
Just days before, on July 28, three people were killed, including two children, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.