9 killed, 16 wounded in Dayton, Ohio, shooter also dead - UPDATED

9 killed, 16 wounded in Dayton, Ohio, shooter also dead - UPDATED
# 04 August 2019 11:58 (UTC +04:00)

Nine people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, police have confirmed, APA reports citing BBC.

First reports came in at about 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT) of a shooting outside a bar in the Oregon district of the city.

Police confirmed they killed the shooter at the scene. Casualties have been taken to a number of hospitals.

The incident came only hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas which left at least 20 people dead.

"We had officers in the immediate vicinity when this shooting began and were able to respond and put an end to it quickly," Dayton Police Department wrote in a tweet. The authorities have appealed for witnesses.


There are reports of an active shooter and mass shooting at Ned Peppers bar in Dayton, Ohio just hours after a gunman in El Paso, Texas shot and killed 20 people at a Walmart, APA reports citing Dky News.

At least 10 people may be dead in Dayton, and authorities referred to it as a “mass casualty incident” on the scanner.

At least 19 people are likely wounded. Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson Terrea Little told MSNBC that the hospital has received 16 victims.

Another hospital, Grandview Medical Center, received at least three patients. “Shots fired! Shots fired!” an officer shouts in archived scanner audio, which you can listen to here.

The dispatcher indicates the shooting occurred in the Oregon District. At one point, an officer said on the scanner that it looked like 9 to 10 people were shot. That’s preliminary information because the situation was unfolding quickly.

The Dayton Daily News reported through sources that at least 10 people were dead. The newspaper reported that it was working to confirm accounts from eyewitnesses that a person opened fire after being denied entry to the bar.

“We got shots fired. We got multiple people down. We need multiple medics…We need to shut the whole street down….We think there’s one shooter. He’s down. We’re looking for a second shooter,” says an officer in the audio.