Police said nine people in Ohio were killed and the suspect also died.
Dayton Police tweeted that active gunfire began in the Oregon area at 1 am, but officers nearby were able to “quickly put an end to it.” Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carber said at a press conference that the suspect was shot dead by the responding officers.
Police said that at least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries. No details were revealed about the victims.
Police believe there was only one shooter, and they have not yet identified the suspect or the motive. Carper said the suspect used a long rifle and fired several shots.
A spokeswoman for Miami Valley Trea Little Hospital said 16 victims had been admitted to the hospital but was unable to confirm their condition. Cettering Health Network spokeswoman Elizabeth Long said that many of the victims from the shooting had been brought to the regime’s hospitals, but she did not have details on the number.
With a population of about 140,000, Dayton is located in western Ohio, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati, 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Columbus and 120 miles (195 kilometers) east of Indianapolis. The Oregon area is a historic neighborhood that Carper described as “a safe part of downtown,” and is home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants, and theaters. The shooting took place outside, at the 400th block of East 5th Street.
“This is very unusual, of course, for any society, let alone Dayton,” Carper said. “In our area of Oregon, this is unheard of.”
The FBI helps with the investigation. The Family Help Center was established at the Dayton Convention Center.
The Ohio shooting came hours after a young man opened fire in a crowded shopping area in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 and wounding more than twenty. Just days earlier, a 19-year-old shot and killed three people, including two children, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.