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Dayton, Ohio shooting: 10 dead including shooter; 27 injured

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Date: Aug 04 2019 12:43 PM

DAYTON, Ohio — A shooter in body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire early Sunday in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens before being slain by police, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours.


Police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. on the streets of downtown Dayton's Oregon District, Mayor Nan Whaley said.


Had police not responded so quickly, "hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today," Whaley said.


The historic neighborhood that police Lt. Col. Matt Carper described as "a safe part of downtown," is home to bars, restaurants and theaters.


The suspected shooter, who has not been identified, was shot to death by responding officers. Whaley said the shooter was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines. Police believe there was only one shooter, and also have not yet given a motive for the attack.


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