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9 victims in the attack, sister of Dayton shooting suspect

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Pairs of shoes are piled behind the Ned Peppers bar belonging to victims of an active shooting that took place in Dayton, Ohio on August 04, 2019. - Nine people were killed in a mass shooting early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, police said, adding that the assailant was shot dead by responding officers. The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 am in the popular bar and nightlife Oregon district of the city, Police Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carper said."We had one shooter that we are aware of and multiple victims," he told reporters."The shooter is deceased, from gunshot wounds from the responding officers," he said, adding no police were injured."We have nine victims deceased ... and we have approximately 16 more victims hospitalized right now in unknown conditions."The suspect had opened fire on the street firing "a long gun with multiple rounds." (Photo by Megan JELINGER / AFP) (Photo credit should read MEGAN JELINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

At a Dayton, Ohio, bar early Sunday morning the sister of the man who released fire is among the nine people killed in the attack.

Police acknowledged the sniper who confronted a crowd of people outside Ned Peppers Bar as Connor Betts, 24, from Dayton, officials said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. His sister, Megan, was among the nine victims in the shooting; another 27 were wounded.

Betts apparently dress in body armor and carried ammunition magazines when he attacked the bar. Police Chief Richard S. Biehl said officers who were nearby when the shooting started killed the hit man within about 30 seconds of the first shots being fired.

Authorities released a full list of those who were killed. Three of the nine were white; six were black:

  • Lois L. Oglesby, 27
  • Megan K. Betts, 22
  • Saeed Saleh, 38
  • Derrick R. Fudge, 57
  • Logan M. Turner, 30
  • Nicholas P. Cumer, 25
  • Thomas J. McNichols, 25
  • Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36
  • Monica E. Brickhouse, 39

Dayton police did not release information on a possible reason.

Biehl said, the sniper was wearing a bulletproof vest and hearing protection with 100-round capacity magazines. The police chief said the suspect had two guns, using one during the attack and leaving the other one in his vehicle. One was ordered online from Texas. Police said there was nothing in his history that would have banned him from legally obtaining firearms.

According to police, Megan Betts and her brother reached at the downtown area in the same vehicle, but separated at some point in the night. The first prey was shot in a backstreet where the vehicle was parked, and then the shooter began to make his way onto the main street toward Ned Peppers Bar.

“She was not the first victim,” Biehl said of Megan Betts. “But she was one of the initial victims.”

“Right as he came out of the alleyway, she and another male who was a companion of the suspect was shot and wounded,” Biehl added about Megan Betts. “So they were victims initially after the first person was shot.”

Authorities showed surveillance video at a press conference Sunday afternoon that showed Dayton Police officers taking the gangster down as he tried to enter Ned Peppers Bar.

Biehl said, “had this individual made it through the doorway of Ned Peppers with that level of weaponry, there would have been catastrophic level of injury and loss of life”.

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