DAYTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Authorities said a 24-year-old man opened fire with a .223-caliber rifle in the Oregon District on East Fifth Street just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, killing nine people and injuring 27 others.
The mass shooting in the Oregon District of Dayton happened less than 24 hours of another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
19 News was live in Dayton with continuing coverage.
Authorities released the names of the victims in a press conference Sunday.
Police confirmed that one of the nine shooting victims was the shooter’s sister, Megan K. Betts, 22. The eight other victims were Lois L. Oglesby, 27; Saeed Saleh, 38; Derrick R. Fudge, 57; Logan M. Turner, 30; Nicholas P. Cumer, 25; Thomas J. McNichols, 25; Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36 and Monica E. Brickhouse, 39.
19 News has decided to not name gunman, but rather focus on the victims.
The gunman was killed, police said. Dayton police chief Richard Biehl said the threat was “neutralized” within 30 seconds of the gunman firing his first shots.
“At 1:05 a.m. officers were patrolling the Oregon District during bar closing time and heard gunfire. They observed a large crowd running away from this gunfire,” Biehl said in a news conference.
“The officer’s immediately advance toward the gunfire and within approximately 20 seconds, they engaged the suspect who was actively firing and attempting to enter a crowded liquor establishment. The threat was neutralized in approximately 30 seconds of the suspect firing his first shot.”
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, per protocol.
No motive has been determined.