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The sister of the gunman in the deadly rampage in Dayton, Ohio, was among the nine killed during the early-morning shooting in a popular nightlife area that left dozens injured, officials revealed Sunday.

Dayton Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of Police Lt. Col. Matt Carper identified the gunman as 24-year-old Connor Betts. His sister, 22-year-old Megan Betts, was among the nine killed, according to Carper, who added that all of those killed during the rampage were shot in the city’s Oregon District around Fifth Street.

Betts was killed by police less than a minute after he opened fire with a .223-caliber rifle in the streets of the Oregon District around 1 a.m. Sunday in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours after at least 20 people were slain in El Paso, Texas.

“This is a heartbreaking tragedy,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine told reporters at a news conference Sunday afternoon. “It is the type of tragedy that you hope never comes to your state.”

Carper said of the nine victims, four were females and five were males. The other victims were identified as 27-year-old Lois L. Oglesby, 38-year-old Saeed Saleh, 57-year-old Derrick R. Fudge, 30-year-old Logan M. Turner, 25-year-old Nicholas P. Cumer, 25-year-old Thomas J. McNichols, 36-year-old Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis and 39-year-old Monica E. Brickhouse.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said the gunman was wearing body armor and had additional high-capacity magazines. The Oregon District was filled with “thousands” of people out on a weekend night at the time, according to Whaley. Officers were also stationed in the neighborhood and were able to halt the rampage less than a minute after it began, the mayor added.

“If Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute — and figure that 26 injured, 9 dead — hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today,” Whaley told reporters.

DeWine praised the fast response by law enforcement, saying it saved “many, many lives” and the assailant was “very close” to killing “dozens and dozens more people.”

“In this tragedy, we have to thank our first responders,” the governor said.

Officials said there will be a vigil at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Oregon District to remember the victims of the shooting.

Whaley said at least 27 people were treated for injuries, and at least 15 of those have been released. Several more remain in serious or critical condition, local hospital officials said at a news conference Sunday.

Carper said the suspect was shot to death by responding officers.

“This is extremely unusual, obviously, for any community, let alone Dayton,” Carper told reporters. “In our Oregon District, this is unheard of.”

Investigators have not yet revealed what motivated the rampage. Additional press conferences are scheduled for 3 and 4 p.m.

The Oregon District is a historic neighborhood that Carper described as “a safe part of downtown,” home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants, and theaters. The shooting took place outside, on the 400-block of East 5th Street. All of the fatalities were reported outside, according to police.

Abandoned shoes were seen in the area of the shooting — left behind as panicking people fled. Police tape could be seen on Sunday morning near a pile of shoes outside the bar where the gunfire erupted.

Authorities descended on a neighborhood in Bellbrook, located about 16 miles south of the shooting scene, as they executed a search warrant in connection to the deadly shooting, WKEF/WRGT reported. Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty told the television station the search was to “obtain information tied to the shooting in Dayton.”

President Trump has ordered flags at half-staff in remembrance of the victims of two mass shootings in less than a day, which killed at least 29 people. A proclamation released by the White House on Sunday said the nation shares “in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks.”

The first attack Saturday at a shopping area in El Paso, Texas, killed at least 20 people. That was followed by another shooting in a nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, which claimed nine lives.

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Arif August 6, 2019
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The Guy looks like a FAGGOT
Nana August 5, 2019
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Interesting that a guy with the same name, same sister's name, from the same area, died in 2014. Hmmmm....
Sue Jackson August 5, 2019
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I thought the announcement was made that no Media coverage of the shooters in OH & TX, nor their manifesto would be made public, cutting off their desire to be heard about why their reasons for committing such heinous actions against innocent men, women & children. So why have you chosen to do so? I will not give these animals one second of my time reading or listening to anything about them. They are deserving of but one thing. Swift justice resulting in the death penalty carried out in public. That I would gladly watch or participate in if they have a problem with finding someone to flip the switch or push in the needle. If this sounds like I am an angry person it is because I am angry. Why do we continue to allow these things to go unpunished, always finding some other reason to blame other than the person that commits the crime? Until we say ENOUGH, NO MORE. People like these two never will serve one day on prison. They will become a lifetime resident of some mental illness facility that allows them to live their lives happily at the expense of the people whose family members they killed.
Debbie August 5, 2019
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his sister and her boyfriend and a group of people near them were shot, it makes me wonder if it wasn't more of a domestic dispute that turned into this? We're the others killed his sister's friends? Was he seeking for revenge on them for something? Mental Illness NEEDS funded and these psychos get help!
jimmie boswell August 5, 2019
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you all, rejected an Angelic Society. for this diverse demonic sodom and gomorrahizing this nation with secular occult paganism's. secular is the religious tongue, of the subtle talking beasts of the fields and the more subtle than any other two legged beast of the fields again. and totally ignorant to the pestilences, plagues, and famines to be sent in reply from G-D and/or Son. you, cooperate with the secular occult devils shall never end with different hell and death results. you shall never have, peace on earth and goodwill to all men with unity under ELOHEEM G-D and/or Son. THEY, are not going to change THEIR M.O. to please your diverse demonic secular occult fantasies. THEIR M.O., has always been and shall always be hell and death to THEIR enemies. the democrats, are the most at fault here. but that, does not exonerate, all other groups.
Sidney S Graubard August 5, 2019
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Odd that his sister was among those killed. I wonder if there is a connection?
Linda August 4, 2019
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The clothing this guy has worn in pictures has an evil history. "The patch on his vest in the picture next to the stairs says "against all gods" it's from an satanic clothing line called Blackcraft Cult. Blackcraft Cults clothing, the imagry and accessories speak for themselves." Into the occult???
Carl J Bujan August 4, 2019
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H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019 Updated 12/4/17) This legislation was amended to also include the Fix NICS Act of 2017, which would look to ensure that government agencies comply with existing law and report criminal records to the FBI for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. A full summary of that section can be found below. The original portion of this bill — the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 — would allow individuals who have a concealed carry license to carry a concealed weapon in other states that grant concealed carry licenses as long as they abide by that state’s laws. Concealed carry license holders would still not be able to carry their weapons in states that don’t grant concealed carry licenses. Concealed carry permit holders would be required to have their license or permit with them, in addition to a government-issued photo ID card, and be in compliance with the gun laws of the state they are in. It is time to pass H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019 The police Chief is absolutely right no law would have prevented the last mass shooting, but this will work. The ignorance of our politicians and gun free zones. It is time to pass H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019. There is a city named Kennesaw in Georgia and they have a law that it is mandatory that every family must own a gun, this law in Kennesaw Georgia was pasted 15 years ago and in all that time there has only been one murder and crime is almost nonexistent. There is another city called Rifle in Colorado Where everyone openly carry a gun and they can’t remember the last time someone was arrested.
Sue August 4, 2019
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Put daily Prayer back into public schools
Ed August 4, 2019
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So this guys sister just happened to have gotten hit. Didn't we also read that her 'boyfriend' was targeted also? Both together in a certain bar? Is it too hard to put two and two together?
Idania August 4, 2019
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No one in his right mind do such a thing. Not only common sense is absent of society. There is a prevalent sense that everything goes. Look the attacks to conservatives in public places, the attacks to everyone that oppose radical ideas, we are living in anarchists times. Where radical liberals students got the notion that conservatives have to be silenced. LAW AND ORDER has to be enforced by FORCE. No more soft treatment of anyone that disturb the order. You do it you pay for it. Enough is enough. These are the consequences.
janet williams August 4, 2019
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This is EXACTLY the perfect Pro Gun example. If this had been a "No Gun Zone" , and no officers near...this death toll would be multiplied 10 fold!!!
Stephen Russell August 4, 2019
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Active shooter solutions: Natl Dbase for LE & public to acess Uniform Action Plan for Local PD. No Gun Free Zones X train everyone to use a gun Improve training for pvt armed security forces Uniform regs for acvtive shooters estd. Armed security does More. Use Dbase info for Uniform Guide. Examine shooter/s MO, weapons, history, education etc since TX Tower 1966. Find common ties to shooters. Change local codes? Have 3rd party do Manual for PD IE AFA. Host Natl Conference on Active shooters with: NRA, ATF, Police assocs, FBI DEA, gun makers, victims assocs. Host Townhalls on subject & online. More can be done
Marguerite Nicely August 4, 2019
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I agree! Someone is organizing these killings, and we need to get to the bottom of this. This is not the fault of Trump or anyone else, except the people who knew that this madman was on the loose in our country. His family probably knew he was a danger to others and to himself, but did nothing. The one think that our Governments have to do now, is ban assault rifles, and the large magazines that these morons are using. There is no place in any society for these types of guns and magazines. No hunter goes out with an assault rifle, these are killing machines! If yuy are a hunter , you should be outraged that these mad men are using you as an excuse to get the NRA to sell and promote the FREEDOM to own these guns! These need to be banned ASAP!
Eleanor August 4, 2019
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This is why we need our right to bear arms strictly adhered to and enforced. If others had been armed, besides the gunman, some of those people would be alive today.
Raymond A Martucci August 4, 2019
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These shootings are planned so that they can proceed to take our guns that is all it is. The one in Texas is more an antifa since they made a stink about going down to the border to fight the border patrol an others to get the illegals here. These shooters I bet were trained and was planned out. These democracts are behind these shootings they act like they care when they don't. As long as these democracts and celebrities have the guns and protected who cares about others according to them
HardKnocks August 4, 2019
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When you chase GOD out of kids lives, evil moves in. You have to develop a conscience in these kids and not spoil them. My parents did it right-give them a hard childhood so adulthood is a breeze. I was ready for anything thrown at me by 16, and I WASN'T OVERLY EMOTIONAL as kids of today are. Geez you can't even say "what are your plans" without them crying running out of the room! We have a generation of freaks.
Scott L August 4, 2019
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Not that he knows that....he was DOA...thankfully!! AntiFa member? Political affiliation? Snowflake who thought life wasn't giving him all he deserved without working for it?
Marcia August 4, 2019
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Why are we giving him the publicity by publishing his name and photo? Absurd
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