Ohio Police: 9 Dead, 16 Hurt in Early Morning Shooting in Dayton

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Updated Aug. 4, 5:07 a.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nine people were killed and 16 more were wounded early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, police said. It was the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours.

Dayton police said on its Twitter account: “We had officers in the immediate vicinity when this shooting began and were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”

Police say the gunman, whose identity has not been released, is dead. The FBI is assisting in the case, police added.

The shooting, which began around 1 a.m. local time, in the Oregon district of the city came just hours after a mass shooting Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 20 people were killed and 26 were wounded. Last Sunday a gunman killed three people and injured 13 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

The Oregon District is a historic neighborhood known for its entertainment in the city of Dayton in the Midwestern U.S. state of Ohio.

The tweets from Dayton police early Sunday did not include further details, but described the shooting as “a large scene and investigation.” Miami Valley Hospital spokeswoman Terrea Little said 16 victims have been received at the hospital, but she couldn’t confirm their conditions.

Video from the scene near downtown Dayton showed a host of emergency vehicles on a street that had been cordoned off. 

Kettering Health Network spokeswoman Elizabeth Long said multiple victims from a shooting had been brought to system hospitals, but didn’t have details on how many. 

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