Shooting In Dayton, Ohio Leaves 10 Dead, 26 Injured; UPDATE: Suspect Killed His Sister During Rampage

Posted: Aug 04, 2019 9:45 AM

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.

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

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.

Gov. Mike DeWine took to Twitter to offer his condolences and give the public a brief update:

This is a developing story. As more information is released, this post will be updated.