UPDATE (3:00 p.m. EST):
The gunman has been identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts.
During the rampage, Betts allegedly killed his 22-year-old sister, Megan, and her boyfriend, the New York Post reported. They were amongst the 10 who died. Another 26 were injured.
As of now, police have yet to release a motive for the attack.
A shooting broke out at 1 a.m. EST in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio early Sunday morning just outside of Ned Peppers, a local bar. Officers were on scene rather quickly because they were already in the area conducting their normal patrols.
The gunman acted alone with a ".223 high capacity" rifle with additional magazines, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said. He was also wearing protective body armor and a mask over his face, Dayton Daily News reported.
A person at Ned Peppers allegedly grabbed the rifle by the barrel to stop the gunman, at which point he "picked up a handgun and was willing to continue shooting," said Deb Decker, public information officer for Montgomery County.
The shooter was neutralized in less than a minute, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley told reporters.
According to Dayton Police, 10 people were killed and 26 more were injured.
Authorities at Miami Valley Hospital said they treated 14 patients. Twelve people were released, one remains in critical condition and three more were admitted.
NOW: Premier Health officials holding news conference. 16 patients treated / 14 of them at Miami Valley Hospital. One patient still in critical condition. 3 others admitted, 12 released @whiotv @WHIORadio pic.twitter.com/WUNVL395WL— Sean Cudahy (@SCudahyWHIO) August 4, 2019
Grandview Medical Center received nine patients received. Three are in serious condition, three are in fair condition and three were treated and released.
A family assistance center was established at the Dayton Convention Center
#OregonDistrict #update - #DaytonFire is working to set up a family assistance center at the #DaytonConventionCenter. As soon as it is staffed and there is a phone number we will send that information out.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
The Dayton Police Department is asking for anyone who saw the incident to contact their hotline:
President Donald Trump tweeted about the resources being sent to help in Dayton and El Paso.
The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
Gov. Mike DeWine took to Twitter to offer his condolences and give the public a brief update:
Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 4, 2019
I have spoken with @nanwhaley and offered any assistance on behalf of the state. I have been briefed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered assistance to local law enforcement as they investigate this heinous act.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 4, 2019
I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives and bring an end to this tragedy.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 4, 2019
I have ordered that flags in Ohio remain at half mast in honor and memory of the victims who lost their lives this morning.
This is a developing story. As more information is released, this post will be updated.