President Trump condemns racism while addressing nation after mass shootings in Ohio and Texas leave 31 dead

President Trump condemns racism while addressing nation after mass shootings in Ohio and Texas leave 31 dead
Flowers placed as memorials to victims killed in Dayton mass shooting (Source: WOIO/Victor Williams)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - President Donald Trump made remarks Monday morning on the weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

During his address, the president condemned the weekend shootings and called for political parties to come together in support of stronger background checks for all gun users.

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He also directed that state and federal agencies develop tools that can detect early warning signs of possible violence. President Trump did not provide detail on how either directive will be carried out.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the shooting that left nine victims dead and more than two dozen injured in the early morning hours on Sunday at a Dayton bar.

  • Megan Betts, 22
  • Monica Brickhouse, 39
  • Nicholas Cumer, 25
  • Derrick Fudge, 57
  • Thomas McNichols, 25
  • Lois Oglesby, 27
  • Saeed Saleh, 38
  • Logan Turner, 30
  • Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36

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The 24-year-old gunman entered the bar wearing a mask, body armor, and armed with a high-caliber rifle, according to Dayton police.

The suspect was shot and killed by officers, but not before his killing spree.

Investigators were told by former classmates that the Ohio shooter kept a “hit list” and a “rape list” while in school.

The incident in Dayton came approximately 13 hours after another mass shooting that left 22 dead at an El Paso, Texas Walmart. The El Paso gunman surrendered to police.

President Trump tweeted about the weekend shootings.

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