A suspect kills 10 victims in a shooting in Dayton, including his sister

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Ten people were killed, including the 24-year-old suspect, and 27 others were injured near a downtown bar in Dayton, Ohio.

Connor Bates, a white man from Bellbrook, a suburb of Dayton, was identified as the shooter by Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carper, assistant chief of police for Dayton, during an afternoon press conference.

 His sister Megan Bates, 22, was found dead and her boyfriend was injured near the bar. As for the other victims, they ranged from 25 to 57, including three women.

Bates attended Sinclair Community College, a Dayton School spokesperson told the Dayton Daily News. He started in the summer of 2017 and did not enroll this summer.

Police said the shooter was wearing bulletproof armor while trying to enter the Ned Peppers bar in East Fifth Street in the Oregon area of ​​Dayton at around 1am. He used a 223 high capacity magazine rifle and was wearing something on his face,

Dayton Mayor Nan Wali said at a morning news conference, “If Dayton police hadn’t reached the shooter in less than a minute, hundreds of people in the Oregon area would have died today. This is the 250th mass shooting in America. It’s sad to be.” In Dayton. “

Dayton Police received a first-time gun notification at 1:22 am.

We had officers in the immediate vicinity when the shooting started and we were able to respond and put it to a halt quickly, ”Dayton Police Lt. Col. Matt Carber wrote on Twitter.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the incident.

Police Chief Richard Bell said in a tweet on Twitter: “We do not have an answer for the” reason “and we may not do that for some time.” This will be a long and arduous investigation.

On Facebook, James William described in a public post: “This happened in front of the patio where I was sitting in front of Needs.” “He tried to get into the bar but didn’t break through the door. Someone took the gun from him and he was hit by a bullet and he died.”

Graham Hunter, 24, from Dayton arrived at the bar area with four of his friends as the shooting ended.

“Everyone was in a panic and running,” Hunter said. After the shooter died, everyone was crying and the like, and he saw “corpses everywhere,” including the shooter.

Hunter described the recreation area as a “nice place” where everyone goes to hang out. “

On Facebook, James William described in a public post: “This happened in front of the patio where I was sitting in front of Needs.” “He tried to get into the bar but didn’t break through the door. Someone took the gun from him and he was hit by a bullet and he died.”

The Oregon area reopened in an afternoon although the bar will remain closed.

Ned Peppers, a “traditional Western-style bar”, posted on his website: “We are shocked and confused about why this is happening in our safe theme park in downtown Dayton.” “We have regular police besides our work who engaged the shooter and neutralized the threat.

“Dayton Police could not have done a better job responding to this senseless, violent act.”

The conference center is used for family members and friends separated from their family members and friends during the shooting.

The mayor said that 15 of the 27 patients treated in various hospitals were discharged

Tria Little told the communications department of Miami Valley Hospital, which is located near the shooting site, that it had received 14 patients. Dr. Randy Marriott said two others via her health system were treated.

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