The second mass shooting in the United States in less than 24 hours.
I’m heartbroken. Thank you to our first responders for all that you’ve done. We will share updates as we have more information.— Nan Whaley (@nanwhaley) August 4, 2019
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.
Correction – shooting occurred at 1am…not 1:22am https://t.co/j61xlQwLFy— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
The suspected shooter’s identity has not been released.
#OregonDistrict #update The family assistance center is up and running at the Convention Center. Family and friends looking for information on loved ones can come to the Convention Center or call 937-333-8430— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
Dayton is 90 kilometres northeast of Cincinnati, 120 kilometres west of Columbus and 195 kilometres east of Indianapolis.
Police have not said where in the district the shooting took place.
We are also angry — angry that shooting after shooting politicians in Washington and Columbus refuse to pass sensible gun-safety laws to protect our communities. We are still learning about the attack in Dayton and we don’t know exactly what, if anything, could have prevented…— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) August 4, 2019
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 FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
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.