Coverage from Dayton after mass shooting


According to police, the suspect used a long-gun in the incident

Dayton shooting

Bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Ten people are dead, including a suspect, in a mass shooting in the Oregon District in downtown Dayton early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. outside of Ned Peppers in the 400 block of East Fifth St. 26 people were injured and taken to area hospitals in unknown conditions.

Dayton Police spoke to reporters early Sunday morning. The suspect was shot by police and is dead. According to police, the suspect used a long-gun in the incident.

DPD officers were already in the area when the incident began.

A senior law enforcement official told NBC News the gunman in the Dayton shooting was a 24-year-old male named Connor Betts of Bellbrook. Authorities have not officially identified the shooter or released a possible motive.

Police say 10 people are dead including the suspect. 16 people were injured in the incident and taken to hospitals.

A reunification center has been opened at the Dayton Convention Center, located at 22 E. Fifth St., where families can get information and reconnect with loved ones.

A dedicated phone line has been established for anyone with information about the incident or to get information. That number is 937-225-6217.

The FBI is also on the scene assisting with the investigation.

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