Another Mass Shooting Leaves 9 Dead, 26 Injured In Dayton, Ohio Bar District

Another Mass Shooting Leaves 9 Dead, 26 Injured In Dayton, Ohio Bar District from ZeroHedge

Just hours after the mass shooting in an El Paso, Texas mall, nine people are dead after a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, according to police. At least 26 were hospitalized with injuries.

The gunman was taken out by officers responding to the incident.

CNN reports that the Dayton shooting took place around 1 a.m. outside on East 5th Street in the city’s Oregon district, a popular downtown area, Dayton Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of the Police Lt. Col. Matt Carper told reporters early Sunday morning.

“As bad as this is, it could have been much, much worse, as I think everyone will become aware of here as more information unfolds,” Carper said.

Though many people were killed or injured, Carper said that the incident was over quickly, because officers were already patrolling in the vicinity when the gunshots started.

Dayton police said the shooter used some kind of a long gun in the attack and most likely acted alone. They said they were working on identifying the gunman and establishing the motives behind his rampage.

“I’m heartbroken,” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley tweeted Sunday morning.

“Thank you to our first responders for all that you’ve done. We will share updates as we have more information.”

Footage from the scene showed a heavy police presence in the Oregon District. According to the police, the FBI is assisting in the investigation.

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