Nine people were killed and at least 27 others were injured early Sunday in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, hours after another incident in El Paso, Texas, claimed the lives of 20 victims.
Dayton police said the shooting occurred at 1 a.m. in the city’s historic Oregon District. WHIO in Dayton reported that it happened near a bar on East Fifth Street.
Officials said the shooter, identified as Connor Betts, 24, was killed by officers. Betts’s sister, 22-year-old Meghan Betts, was among the victims, they added.
Mayor Nan Whaley (D) told reporters that the shooter used a .223-caliber rifle and had extra magazines. She added that the shooter was wearing body armor and concealed their face.