Nine killed in Dayton mass shooting

World Sunday 04/August/2019 13:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Nine killed in Dayton mass shooting

Cincinnati: A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio led to the deaths of nine people police confirmed.

The shooter was later killed by law enforcement.

The Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley said, "This is a day that we all dread happening."

She stated that the suspect opened fire in Dayton's Oregon District while wearing body armour.

"Police officers neutralised the shooter in less than a minute," Whaley said.

"There are 10 people dead including the shooter, 26 others injured."

The Governor of Ohio Mike Dewine issued a statement that read, "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.

"I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives and bring an end to this tragedy. I have ordered that flags in Ohio remain at half mast in honour and memory of the victims who lost their lives this morning."

The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a mass shooter killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas.