At least nine people have been killed in the city of Dayton, Ohio and other sixteen wounded due to the shooting, the local police reported. The suspect has been killed, and the officers are now searching the area for any additional shooting victims.
#OregonDistrict #update Lt. Col. Carper: at 1:22am active shooter situation began in oregon district. The shooter is deceased. There are 9 others also deceased. At least 16 others went to area hospitals with injuries.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
Medics, who arrived at the scene, are now directing "walking wounded" to Grandview and Kettering hospitals, Dayton Daily News reported.
Here's a three-part Facebook video from the scene of a shooting that happened in the Dayton, Ohio Oregon district. Video taken by Dougie Doug. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/zTapEqFWXi— Chad Baker (@ChadBlue83) August 4, 2019
Multiple witnesses reported from the scene after hearing the shots.
There was an active shooter in the bar i was in tonight. I am told that he had an AR15. @HannahRayNinja and I are ok. I am so incredibly heartbroken for those affected by this. I have never been so scared in my life.— Daniel Williams (@xcadaverx) August 4, 2019
Some reports suggest there may have been more than one shooter involved in the attack, adding that the police are searching for a man wearing a mask, who may have left the area in a dark-coloured Jeep.
The Ned Peppers Bar has posted on Instagram that all their staff is safe.
El Paso Tragedy
The carnage in Ohio comes mere hours after a young man killed 20 people and injured at least 26 others at a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the incident, which, according to the police, may be classified as capital murder and a hate crime targeting Hispanic people.
The shooter reportedly posted a manifesto online before assaulting people inside Walmart, describing a detailed plan to separate the US into territories by race.
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