Dayton Investigation Into Mass Shooting Is Still In Early Stages


Authorities in Dayton, Ohio are giving a timeline of what led up to a mass shooting early this morning. Police Chief Richard Biehl [[BALE]] says they're still searching for a motive. What we know for sure? That the shooter was neutralized by responding officers in just 30 seconds.

The shooter, who has been name as 24-year-old Connor Betts, reportedly arrived at the Oregon Entertainment District with his sister Megan Betts and a friend.

At some point, he split up from the group and his whereabouts from then until the shooting began remain a mystery.

After that, surveillance shows the shooter walking from where the group initially parked back to the entertainment district where he opened fire, killing eight people including his sister. It's not known if his sister was targeted or was hit randomly.

Nearly 30 more were injured before responding officers took the shooter down.

Police say the suspect’s vehicle was discovered with one shotgun inside registered to his father. He was armed with an AR-15-like weapon, a ballistic vest and some type of mask and at least one drum magazine loaded with 100 bullets.

Chief Biehl says the shooter had no history that would have banned him from purchasing a gun legally. As for the officers involved in the takedown, they include one sergeant and five officers – they’re all on administrative leave pending the investigation, which is protocol.

Source: WHIO-TV

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