At Least 9 People Dead In Ohio MASS Shooting

Tristan Sonnekus

A very sad day for America once again due to the out of control gun epidemic. The people of Dayton Ohio walk with heavy hearts today in memory of the 9 innocent people killed early hours of this morning.

(Photo by Megan JELINGER / AFP)

Surveillance video shows the chaos unfold in Dayton, Ohio, as a shooter targets people out on a Saturday night in the Oregon District.

The gunman is identified as Connor Betts, 24, fired dozens of shots into a busy neighbourhood in the oregon district in Dayton just after 1:00 am ET on Sunday morning, shooter was killed on scene.

The shooter wore bullet proof vest, with a mask with hearing protection. He used 223-caliber high capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines. He was killed 30 seconds after his first round was fired.

“The officers immediately advanced 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 chief said.

The weapon that was used the shooting was ordered online in Texas and delivered to a local gun dealer near Connor Betts.

Image: presentation of shooters gun that was used

At this moment in time there is still no motive as to why Connor Betts did what he did. during the search carried out at the gunamans palace, letters were found showing Connors interest in killing people, two federal enforcement agents told CNN.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
  • The shooter’s sister, Megan K. Betts, 22, was among the victims. 
  • The eight other victims were named as: Lois L. Oglesby, female, 27; Saeed Saleh, male, 38; Derrick R. Fudge, male, 57; Logan M. Turner, male, 30; Nicholas P. Cumer, male, 25; Thomas J. McNichols, male, 25; Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, female, 36 and Monica E. Brickhouse, female, 39.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Lets hope that once and for all America can do something about their gun laws to prevent anything like this happening again. How do you feel about the gun violence? Do you think it is too late? Let us know your thoughts.

Police at the scene.

Dayton’s Fifth Street reopened Sunday afternoon, according to CNN affiliate WPXI, hours after police killed the gunman who opened fire in the popular nightlife district.

A vigil will be held in the neighborhood at 8 p.m.

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