Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Victims Identified After 9 Killed, 27 Wounded


DAYTON, Ohio- Ohio authorities said 10 people were killed, including the gunman, and dozens more wounded in a mass shooting in Dayton's popular Oregon District early Sunday morning.

Police responded within about 30 seconds, investigators said, and managed to shoot and kill the suspect, preventing many more casualties, they said.

Meanwhile, more details are coming out about Dayton shooting suspect Connor Betts' past. Acquaintances told the Dayton Daily News that warning signs of the shooter's obsession with killing and death cropped up long ago.

One middle school classmate, who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity, said the shooter once said he fantasized about tying her up and slitting her throat.

Former high school classmate Demoy Howell, who participated in Bellbrook's Junior ROTC military program with the suspected gunman, said he never had a problem with Betts but sensed "a dark energy around him."

"I think this is less of a hate crime and more of an ‘I hate everybody' crime," Howell told the newspaper. "I honestly feel more comfortable now knowing that he's gone."

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