Ohio Shooting Claims Nine Lives, Including The Suspected Gunman

Police report at least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries

The second mass shooting in the United States in less than 24 hours.

Police report nine are dead, including the suspected shooter. The incident occurred outside, just after 1 a.m., in the city’s Oregon district, known for an active bar scene. The shooter has not been identified, and a motive was not immediately clear.

At least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries.

The suspected shooter’s identity has not been released.

Dayton is 90 kilometres northeast of Cincinnati, 120 kilometres west of Columbus and 195 kilometres east of Indianapolis.

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Police have not said where in the district the shooting took place.

Dayton’s shooting marks the 251st mass killing in the United States this year (216 days). The Gun Violence Archive describes a mass shooting as any incident in which four or more people were shot or killed, without including the shooter.

The Gun Violence Archive says, as of Sunday, there have been 33,028 total shooting incidents this year in the U.S., resulting in 8,734 deaths and 17,308 injuries.