At Least Nine Dead in Dayton Shooting
Less than a day after the El Paso tragedy, the nation must contend with the consequences of a second mass shooting - in Dayton, Ohio.
The Washington Post reports at least nine people fatally shot, including the gunman’s sister, and 27 injured in the shooting in Dayton’s historic Oregon District.
Authorities say police fatally took down the shooter, identified at 24 year-old Connor Betts. Officials report the gunman carried extra high-capacity magazines, apparently planning for an extended rampage, but officers were nearby and responded quickly.
Investigators say Connor Betts had been studying psychology at a Dayton community college and worked at a local Chipotle restaurant. In an online profile, Mr. Betts described himself as “Good under pressure. Fast learner. Eager to overachieve.”
Mr. Betts's sister was reportedly among the fatalities. Police say they have yet to determine a motive.
President Trump ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in commemoration of the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.
[Source: Washington Post]