Second Mass Shooting in Less Than 24 Hours

(Dayton Ohio) – Just hours after a shooting in Texas left twenty people dead and dozens more injured a popular downtown area erupted in gunfire.  The chaos left nine more people dead and sixteen more sent to area hospitals with injuries.  The shooter is also deceased after Dayton Police, who were already patrolling the busy downtown night spot, engaged the suspect soon after the shooting began.

Dayton Assistant Chief of Police Lt. Col. Matt Carper said the suspect used a long gun that fired multiple rounds and no first responders were injured in the  ensuing altercation.  Authorities are still working to identify the suspect.

Mayor Nan Whaley said at a later press conference the shooter used a “.223 high-capacity” gun and had additional magazines with him.  That caliber is used in rifles like the AR-15 assault rifle used in previous mass shootings.  “In less than one minute, Dayton first responders neutralized the shooter,” Whaley said.

This is the second mass shooting in roughly thirteen hours that has left a total body count of over thirty people dead and more than three dozen injured.