10 dead, 27 wounded after gunman wearing armor opens fire in Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Ten people are dead including the shooter after a gunman opened fire overnight in Dayton’s Oregon District 27 people have been injured.
Mayor Nan Whaley said during a press conference that police responded to the shooing in less than a minute. Authorities have not stated a possible motive for the shooting.
President Donald Trump, tweeting about tragedy, saying, “The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!”
God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
A Kettering Health Network spokesperson has confirmed to our newsroom that victims have been treated at four of their hospitals. They believe that the number is rising.
- 14 people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
- 9 were taken to Grandview.
- 1 was taken to Kettering Medical Center.
- 2 were taken to Raj Soin Medical Center.
Kettering Hospital tells us the victim taken to Kettering Medical Center is in serious condition. The two people taken to Soin Medical Center have been treated and released. Granview Medical Center said 3 of its patients are in serious condition, 3 are in fair condition and 3 have been discharged.
Police say the shooting began around 1 a.m. Sunday on East Fifth Street in the Oregon district of the city.
We are actively investigating an active shooter incident in the #OregonDistrict. Please avoid the area. More information to come.
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
The shooter, who has not been identified, was killed by police outside of Ned Peppers Bar after firing multiple rounds using a long gun. Authorities say the suspect was wearing a bulletproof vest and had extra magazines.
Governor Mike DeWine issued a statement on the shooting on Twitter.
Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 4, 2019
The FBI is on the scene and Dayton Police are still investigating the incident.
Authorities ask if you witnessed the incident or have any information regarding it to call (937) 225-6217.
Another press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT.
This is a developing story.