Sister of Ohio shooter among fatalities: US officials

Authorities give no details about circumstances of incident except that it occurred in Dayton’s Oregon District


Afp August 04, 2019
Officials investigate the scene after a mass shooting in Dayton. PHOTO: REUTERS

DAYTON, OHIO: The gunman in the US city of Dayton, Ohio killed his own sister in the rampage that left a total of 10 people dead, police said on Sunday.

Megan Betts, 22, the sister of gunman Connor Betts, is among the fatalities in the shooting outside a bar in Dayton in the wee hours of Sunday, assistant police chief Matt Carper said.

At least 16 others were taken to hospitals with injuries after the incident.

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Authorities gave no details about the circumstances of the shooting except that it occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighborhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.

The shooting came just hours after 20 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso, Texas.

Six days ago, a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault-style rifle on a crowd attending the annual Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people and injuring a dozen others before he was shot by police and ultimately took his own life.

Several other Democratic presidential contenders joined in condemning the rise of mass shootings, with Pete Buttigieg declaring: “America is under attack from homegrown white nationalist terrorism.”

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