2019 Dayton shooting

Coordinates: 39°45′26″N 84°11′03″W / 39.7572°N 84.1843°W / 39.7572; -84.1843
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2019 Dayton shooting
Dayton is located in Ohio
Dayton (Ohio)
Dayton is located in the United States
Dayton (the United States)
Location419 East 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Coordinates39°45′26″N 84°11′03″W / 39.7572°N 84.1843°W / 39.7572; -84.1843
DateAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)
1:05 a.m. (EDT (UTC−04:00))
Attack type
Mass shooting, mass murder
Weapons.223-caliber Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 semi-automatic rifle w/ 100 round drum magazine [1]
Deaths10 (including the perpetrator)
Suspected perpetrator
Connor Stephen Betts

A mass shooting happened at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, United States, on August 4, 2019, at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Time. Ten people were killed, including the perpetrator, and at least 27 others were injured. The gunman was killed by police within 30 seconds of the first shots being fired.[2]

A search into the shooter's home found writings that showed interest in killing people. The attack was the second mass shooting in the United States in 13 hours, following one in El Paso, Texas.

Police reported that all the fatalities occurred outside the bar on East 5th Street, and that the shooter's 22-year-old sister, Megan Betts, was among those killed.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio -- live updates". www.cnn.com. August 4, 2019.
  2. "Police: Gunman's sister among 9 killed in Dayton mass shooting". WLWT 5. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019. According to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, officers engaged the suspect within 20 seconds of hearing shots fired. Thirty seconds after the gunman began shooting, he was shot and killed by first responders, Biehl said.
  3. "The Latest: Ohio shooter's sister among 9 victims". Associated Press. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  4. Paul Farrell (August 4, 2019). "Megan Betts, Connor Betts' Sister, Found Dead With Boyfriend". Heavy.com. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  5. Feldman, Kate (August 4, 2019). "Nine dead, at least 26 injured in Dayton, Ohio, after 24-year-old gunman in body armor opens fire". Daily News. Retrieved August 4, 2019.