Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage
Had he been convicted of a felony, his purchase would've been barred under federal law. A lawyer for the gun shop said it complies with federal background check laws. It was then shipped to a Dayton-area firearms dealer, in accordance with federal law. Federal law allows people as young as 18 to buy semi-automatic weapons. His gradual accumulation of guns went undetected because federal law doesn't require licensed gun dealers to alert the government about rifle purchases.
One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city
In this photo made on July 29, 2020, Dion Green stands outside his home in Dayton, Ohio. Green whose father died in a mass shooting on a night out together, spoke about the book he wrote about surviving that shooting as the anniversary of the 2019 shooting approaches. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)DAYTON, Ohio Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his father and eight other people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, to memorializing them and trying to bring helpful change. The mass shooting brought an outpouring of community grieving and support, along with a Dayton Strong slogan. Within hours of the Dayton shooting, which came on the heels of a mass slaying of 22 people in El Paso, Texas, politicians started calling for gun ownership reforms.
One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city
In this photo made on July 29, 2020, Dion Green stands outside his home in Dayton, Ohio. Green whose father died in a mass shooting on a night out together, spoke about the book he wrote about surviving tornadoes that shooting as the anniversary of the 2019 shooting approaches. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)DAYTON, Ohio Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his father and eight other people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, to memorializing them and trying to bring helpful change. The mass shooting brought an outpouring of community grieving and support, along with a Dayton Strong slogan. Within hours of the Dayton shooting, which came on the heels of a mass slaying of 22 people in El Paso, Texas, politicians started calling for gun ownership reforms.
Friend of Dayton, Ohio, mass shooter sentenced on gun charges
Ethan Kollie, a friend of Dayton, Ohio, shooter Connor Betts, was sentenced Thursday to 32 months on two gun charges. The sentencing comes after Betts opened fire in a popular nightlife district last August, killing nine and injuring 27. Prosecutors didn't claim Kollie participated in Betts' plans for the mass shooting. He was sentenced to 32 months for each count but will be allowed to serve those sentences concurrently. Kollie must also serve three years probation and will no longer be able to purchase weapons, WHIO reported.cbsnews.com
Dayton gunman had cocaine, Xanax, alcohol in his system during attack
(Reuters) - The gunman who killed nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, had cocaine, Xanax and alcohol in his system at the time of the shooting rampage, the county coroner said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a memorial for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 7, 2019. Kollie kept the items at his apartment in the Dayton suburb of Kettering to conceal them from Betts parents, according to court papers. Betts opened fire outside a bar in the Oregon District of Dayton at 1 a.m. on Aug. 4. The shooting ended rapidly when police moved in and shot Betts dead.feeds.reuters.com
Coroner: Dayton gunman had cocaine, other drugs in his system
Flowers form a small memorial in front of a bar in the Oregon District following Sunday's mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Nine people were killed and another 27 injured. DAYTON, Ohio (CNN) - A coroner says the Dayton gunman had cocaine, alcohol and anti-depressants in his system during the mass shooting that killed nine people, The Associated Press reported Thursday. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said authorities also found a bag of cocaine on the body of Connor Betts, 24, according to the AP. Armed with a .223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts fired 41 shots in less than 30 seconds Aug. 4 in Dayton, killing his sister as well as eight seemingly random bystanders, police said.
Obituaries paint flattering portraits of Dayton shooter, sister
Flowers form a small memorial in front of a bar in the Oregon District following Sunday's mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (CNN) - The family of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter has published glowing obituaries of both the gunman and one of the first casualties in the massacre -- his younger sister, 22-year-old Megan Betts. A woman answering the phone at Conner & Koch said the obituaries came from the Betts family. Another woman answering the phone on a follow-up call said Megan Betts' obituary also appeared in a local paper, while her brother's had not. A younger sister about to graduate from collegeThe Dayton Daily News published Megan Betts' obituary.
Friend of gunman in Ohio mass shooting faces federal gun charges: prosecutors
U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman charged Betts friend, Ethan Kollie, 24, of Kettering, with making a false statement regarding firearms. Kollie kept the items at his apartment to help Betts hide them from Betts parents, according to an affidavit. There is no evidence and no allegation ... that Kollie intentionally participated in the planning of the Aug. 4 shooting, Glassman said, noting that the investigation into the shooting continues. Kollie also told authorities he smokes marijuana every day and had been doing so for 10 years, Glassman said. A man visits the memorial for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 7, 2019.feeds.reuters.com
Friend of Dayton shooter to face federal charges
(CNN) - A person who provided Dayton shooter Connor Betts the body armor he used during his attack will face federal firearms charges, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told CNN on Monday. The suspect also falsified information on federal firearms forms related to two handguns and a pistol version of a rifle, which the person owned, the source said. Those three weapons were not used in the Aug. 4 attack, the source said. The source would not identify the person being charged but characterized the person as Betts' friend. He also expressed interest in committing a mass shooting, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.
Dayton shooter's friend allegedly bought gunman body armor, 100-round magazine
Ethan Kollie told investigators just hours after the shooting that he bought the equipment and kept it at his apartment so the 24-year-old shooter's parents would not find it, according to a court document. The accusations came as prosecutors unsealed charges against Kollie that they said were unrelated to the Aug. 4 shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Kollie told agents that they had smoked marijuana and used acid several times a week beginning in 2014 through 2015, said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman. When agents were executing a search warrant, Kollie told them he grew psychedelic mushrooms in his apartment, Glassman said. Just days after the shooting, Ohio Republican Gov.cbsnews.com
Shooter's ex-girlfriend: The dilemma of when to intervene
As they dated this spring, they bonded over their struggles with mental illness, she said, so his dark thoughts didn't seem so abnormal. Besides, she said, reaching for a phrase favored by mental health professionals: "He didn't have any concrete plans." Complicating that calculus: Mass attacks involving mental illness aren't about that condition alone, or about an event that sets someone off. She also said, however, that she and Betts didn't think people with mental illnesses shouldn't be allowed to own guns. "It's more than mental illness, it's more than gun control," she said.chicagotribune.com
Man Shields Girlfriend From Rain of Bullets: 'He's the Best Boyfriend in the World'
Camryn Crowder, 24, acted as a human shield to his girlfriend, Brittany Dungey, as the shots from gunman Connor Betts rang out. Betts was killed by police less than a minute after he first opened fire, but in that time, he killed nine people and injured many more. I had to ask him, Are we hit am I shot?When I covered her up I was certain a bullet was going to hit one of us. He's the best boyfriend in the world. I never thought he would kill anyone.
FBI finds gunman in Dayton, Ohio, rampage was obsessed with violence
Authorities said officers patrolling the area arrived on the scene and shot the gunman dead 30 seconds after the violence began. Federal agents have found no clues suggesting the Dayton gunman was influenced by the rampage in El Paso, said Wickerham, the agent in charge of the FBIs Cincinnati office. A former girlfriend of Betts, Adelia Johnson, told CNN that he had once shown her a video on his phone of a mass shooting. DeWine, who took office in January, previously expressed support for red flag laws after a deadly shooting at a California synagogue in April. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have red flag laws on the books, according to the gun-control advocacy group Giffords.feeds.reuters.com
Dayton shooter's family mourns loss of 2 children, requests privacy
Connor Betts, 24, who armed himself with a .223-caliber high-capacity rifle, fired 41 shots early Sunday, killing his sister, Megan Betts, 22, and eight others in a popular nightlife district, police said. The Betts family will cooperate with law enforcement in the "investigation into this tragedy," according to the statement. They also asked for privacy to mourn their loss and "to process the horror of Sunday's events." A Twitter account that appears to belong to Betts expressed support for Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters, and also retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts. Megan Betts 'was good to her roots'Friends of Megan Betts have described her as kind and generous.
Former classmate of Dayton shooter says he was disturbed, needed help
The house where 24-year-old Connor Betts, the suspect in a mass shooting, is believed to have resided is pictured Aug. 4, 2019, in Bellbrook, Ohio. DAYTON, Ohio - A former classmate of the Dayton shooter is having a hard time comprehending what happened early Sunday morning. "It's just really hard to be friends and to think you know somebody," said former classmate Lyndsi Doll. Doll said she went to high school and college with Meghan Betts. Doll said although it's heard to comprehend what Connor Betts did, she believes she could have prevented it.
Dayton gunman's ex says he studied tragedies
He was interested in what makes terrible people do terrible things," Johnson told CNN. "Our relationship mostly consisted of us going out drinking and talking about our mental illnesses and him telling me about world tragedies and me talking about TV shows." Joking about personal mental illnesses is one of the biggest coping tools in the mental health toolbelt," she wrote. "To always pin murderers on mental illness -- there are millions of people with mental illnesses who don't go around shooting people. "You don't know which people with mental illnesses will be the rare few like him, and who will be in the majority of the completely harmless," she said.
'Do something!' Protests dog Trump's Ohio shooting visit
Pain and anger from the weekend's mass shooting were visible and audible Wednesday as people in Dayton, Ohio, greeted President Donald Trump 's visit with the city's new rallying cry: "Do something!" Some 200 protesters gathered outside Miami Valley Hospital as the president and first lady Melania Trump met with medical staffers. Authorities said 14 people were treated for gunshot wounds and the other injuries were sustained while people were fleeing the scene. Holding a sign that said "Not Welcome Here" outside Miami Valley, Lynnell Graham said she thinks Trump's response to the shootings has been insincere. The FBI announced Tuesday it's opened an investigation into Betts' desire to commit a mass shooting and his interest in violent ideology.chicagotribune.com
Video shows Dayton gunman in bar hours before shooting
(CNN) - Security camera footage obtained exclusively by CNN shows Connor Betts' movements on the night of the Dayton gunman's mass shooting. Connor Betts, 24, does not stand out; he is dressed like others at the bar in T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. The footage shows Connor Betts walking in first, being carded and getting a wristband, then waiting for the two others to enter. Dayton police said Monday that they have talked to the friend and said there is no information to suggest he or Betts' sister were aware that Connor Betts had weapons. Employees of the bar say they saw Betts at the bar earlier the night of the shooting, as well as on Friday night.
'Blood All Over': Trauma Team at Dayton Hospital Had Never Seen So Many Casualties at Once
Doctors and nurses at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, rushed into action early Sunday morning as shooting victims poured in. "It was pretty surreal to see some the first casualties coming in," one member of the trauma team told Inside Edition. Police "did an amazing job," another team member added, acting so quickly to bring the injured for treatment. a third team member said. "The care that they provided in such a short time was limb-saving and lifesaving," added a fourth team member.
Classmates of Dayton Shooter Say People Were Scared of Him
Women who knew Dayton shooter Connor Betts are saying that his classmates were scared of him. Aubrey Williams and Laura Wakely attended the same high school as 24-year-old Betts, who killed nine people in just 30 seconds in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday before being gunned down by police. '"He got joy out of making people scared," Williams told Inside Edition. Williams and Betts were in the school band together. Hardest for her to fathom is the fact that Betts killed his own little sister, Megan.
People coming back to Dayton's Oregon District after deadly shooting
The Oregon District is open for business"The Oregon District is open," Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference. "The strength of Dayton coming together after that and everyone coming down today, we are open today," he said. The manager told CNN his staff performed life saving work and helped the injured as best they could. Governor will address mental illnessDeWine plans to discuss the Dayton shooting during a news conference at the statehouse Tuesday. Friends told CNN affiliate WCPO she was a "beacon of light in a dark room."
Ohio not among states to ban large-capacity ammunition magazines
The speed with which he carried out the massacre drew attention not only to the firearm, but the large capacity ammunition magazines that enabled him to unload 41 rounds in 30 seconds. But only nine states have laws banning large-capacity ammunition magazines, and Ohio is not one of them. Large capacity magazines enable shooters to fire repeatedly without having to reload. The federal government banned gun owners from owning semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines from 1994 to 2004, until the law expired and lawmakers failed to renew it. What constitutes a large capacity magazine varies among states.
Ohio shooter said to have wrestled with dark thoughts
I will never know," Adelia Johnson wrote in a 2,200-word recounting of the relationship she sent to reporters and posted online. "He trusted me with so much of his darkness that I forgot most of it," Johnson wrote, adding that she brushed off much of what she heard. Todd Wickerham of the FBI said "we have uncovered evidence throughout the course of our investigation that the shooter looked into violent ideologies." Looking back, Johnson said two moments in her relationship with Betts stand out as "red flags." That time, Johnson said, he tried to downplay it as a joke, but she knew it wasn't.chicagotribune.com
FBI reviewing Ohio shooter's interest in violent ideology
The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and showed an interest in violent ideology, investigators said Tuesday as the FBI announced it is opening an investigation. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said Betts had "violent ideations that include mass shootings and had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting." The shooting and another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , over the weekend left 31 people dead and more than 50 injured in less than 24 hours. By comparison, 140 people died in mass killings in all of 2018. Associated Press writers Dan Sewell in Cincinnati, Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus, Amanda Seitz in Chicago and Robert Bumsted in Dayton contributed.chicagotribune.com
Ex-girlfriend cites red flags in breakup with Dayton shooter
On their first date in mid-May, Johnson said, he showed her body camera video footage from a mass shooting at a synagogue. Johnson asked him by text once. Betts asked, tacking on the abbreviation for "laughing my ass off." "I'm just a fountain of joy and wonderful, not-scarring knowledge," Betts told her. Following their breakup, Johnson didn't talk to him again until a series of tornadoes ripped through her community at the end of May.
Long before shooting, Dayton gunman threatened fellow students with 'hit list'
Police identified the shooter as Connor Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, a Dayton suburb. The gunman shot at least 41 bullets in the seconds before he was killed, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl told reporters on Monday. Apart from his high school troubles, Betts had been issued tickets for speeding and other minor traffic offenses, police said. Chalk writing lines the street near the scene of Sunday morning's mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 5, 2019. Those killed in Dayton were four women and five men and ranged in age from 22 to 57, authorities said.feeds.reuters.com
America Mourns After 2 Mass Shootings Kill 31: Today on Inside Edition
Two shootings in less than 24 hours have left 31 dead and America in mourning. In Dayton, Ohio, gunman Connor Betts, 24, killed nine people in just 30 seconds before cops fatally shot him. But Betts' fantasies of murder date as far back as high school, when he scrawled a hit list on a bathroom wall. In El Paso, Texas, suspect Patrick Crusius allegedly posted a manifesto on the message board 8chan before killing at least 22 people. RELATED STORIESMother Reportedly Died Shielding Her Baby in El Paso ShootingMan Says He Carried Lost Children to Safety in El Paso ShootingThese 2 People Survived the Garlic Festival and Las Vegas
Former classmates say the Dayton gunman had a 'hit list' in high school
CNN Video(CNN) - As a high school student, the gunman in the Dayton massacre had a "hit list" of classmates he wanted to "kill" or "rape," said former students who said they were told by school officials they were on the list. Spencer Brickler said a counselor at Bellbrook High School in Ohio told him he and his sister were on Connor Betts' hit list. "He was kind of dark and depressive in high school," said Brickler, who was a freshman when the school counselor told him about the hit list. He said the list was separated into two columns: a "kill list" for boys and a "rape list" for girls. In response to CNN's questions about the hit list, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools Superintendent Douglas A. Cozad said, "I can confirm that Connor Betts was a student at Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools his entire school career and graduated from Bellbrook High School in 2013.
Ohio Gunman Connor Betts Said He Was 'Going to Hell and Not Coming Back'
More details are emerging about the 24-year-old Connor Betts, who carried out the massacre in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine, including his sister. Classmates said Betts, who was killed by police, fantasized about killing people as far back as high school. Connor threatened to seriously hurt women who rejected him myself included," one person wrote on social media. He threatened to kill women and attack the school, wrote another. RELATED STORIESOhio Gunman Killed 9 People in 30 Seconds Before Police Took Him DownColumbine-Obsessed Teen Compared Herself to Pot of Boiling WaterDebunking the Myths Around Columbine High School Shooting
Body Armor Worn by Ohio Gunman Is Shockingly Easy to Purchase
Shockingly, body armor like that is readily available to anyone online, where bulletproof vests can go for $185, ear protection is as low as $20 and a mask can be purchased for just $10. Despite wearing all that body armor, Dayton cops swiftly brought Betts down in under 30 seconds. Body armor has been used before in other massacres, as well, like the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012 that left 12 people dead. Now, some are asking why individuals outside law enforcement should be allowed to own body armor. "Buying body armor is no different than buying a fire extinguisher.
Dayton city officials speak about Sunday's fatal shooting
Ohio's two U.S. senators visited the scene of the mass shooting. Police have said there was nothing in Betts' background that would have prevented him from buying the rifle used in the shooting. At least 15 of the 27 more people known to have been treated for injuries had been released, according to city officials. The Ohio shooting came hours after a young man opened fire in a crowded El Paso, Texas, shopping area, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured. ___Associated Press writers Julie Carr Smyth in Dayton, Michael Balsamo in Orlando, Florida, and Kantele Franko in Columbus contributed to this report.
Ohio Gunman Killed 9 People in 30 Seconds Before Police Took Him Down
It took just 30 seconds for authorities to stop a gunman who opened fire inside a Dayton, Ohio, bar over the weekend, but nine people were killed in that time and dozens more injured. The shooter was able to kill nine people and injure 26 in less than a minute," Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said. "And if we did not have police in the Oregon District and the thousands of people in the Oregon District enjoying their Saturday evening, what we could have had in this city." Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said the loss of life would have been catastrophic had the gunman made it through door of the bar. RELATED STORIESMother Reportedly Died Shielding Her Baby in El Paso ShootingTeen Killed in Garlic Festival Shooting After She Stayed to Help Relative Who Uses Cane6-Year-Old Boy Among 3 Killed in Shooting at California Food Festival
Dayton shooter had troubled past, threatening fellow students with 'hit list'
(Reuters) - The 24-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton, Ohio had a troubled past, including threatening fellow students in high school, authorities said, but police said it was too soon to establish a motive for the slaughter. A mourner leaves a candle at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 4, 2019. News media reported that at one point in high school he was taken off a school bus by police. Apart from his high school troubles, Betts had traffic tickets for speeding and other minor traffic offenses, police said. Those killed in Dayton were four women and five men and ranged in age from 22 to 57, authorities said.feeds.reuters.com
Police stopped Dayton shooter in under 30 seconds
(CNN) - Surveillance video shows the chaos unfold in Dayton, Ohio, as a shooter targets people out on a Saturday night in the Oregon District. Within seconds, the shooter is brought to his knees by police right before he's able to enter a nightclub that is full of people fleeing from his rampage. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl says his officers heard the gunshots, saw people fleeing and immediately ran toward danger. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley emphasized that the death toll was the result of only a few seconds of shooting. "The threat was neutralized at approximately 30 seconds of the suspect firing his first shot," Biehl said.
Classmates say Dayton gunman had a 'hit list'
CNN Video(CNN) - As a high school student, the gunman in the Dayton, Ohio, massacre had a "hit list" of classmates he wanted to kill or hurt, according to four former students who said they were told by school officials they were on the list. Spencer Brickler said a counselor at Bellbrook High School told him that he and his sister were on Connor Betts' hit list. "He was kind of dark and depressive in high school," said Brickler, who recalled the incident occurring about nine years ago when he was a freshman. He said he had no idea what prompted Betts, then a sophomore, to put him or his sister on the list. He said the list was separated into two columns: a "kill list" for boys and a "rape list" for girls.
Unknowns in Ohio shooting: Did gunman target his sister?
Police worked Monday to pin down why a 24-year-old gunman killed nine people, including his sister, in a weekend shooting rampage in a popular nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio. Betts' rampage was the second mass shooting in the U.S. over the weekend, both leaving a total of 31 people dead and more than 50 injured. Still unknown is whether Betts targeted any of the victims, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, the youngest of the dead. The Ohio shooting came hours after a young man opened fire in a crowded El Paso, Texas, shopping area, leaving 22 dead and more than two dozen injured. During his remarks, Trump at one point erroneously said the Ohio shooting had taken place in Toledo, not Dayton.chicagotribune.com
El Paso native Khalid plans benefit concert for shooting victims and families
El Paso native Khalid is planning a benefit concert in his hometown to benefit the victims of Saturdays fatal mass shooting and to help remedy his heavy mind and heart. Singing 915' and city of El Paso on tour every night feels indescribable.The Grammy-nominated R&B star said the Texas concert is expected to take place later this month, with proceeds going to families affected by the shooting. Im planning for a benefit concert later this month, all of the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. AdvertisementFollowing todays terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.latimes.com
Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting: What we know about the victims
Megan Betts, left, was killed in a shooting Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Jevin LamarThe aunt of one of the nine people killed in a mass shooting in Dayton said her nephew known as T.J. was a "gentle giant." Nicholas CumerNicholas Cumer was among those killed in a mass shooting on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Lois OglesbyLois "Lola" Oglesby was among those killed in a mass shooting Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. One of the victims of the Ohio shooting was a mother of two who had a newborn daughter, a relative said.cbsnews.com
Ohio gunman taken down within 30 seconds of first shots: police
A police car sits in front of the home of Connor Betts, in Bellbrook, Ohio, who is the suspect in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston(Reuters) - A gunman who attacked revelers outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding 27 others, was taken down by officers within 30 seconds of firing his first shots, the citys police chief said. Authorities do not know yet why Connor Betts, a 24-year-old white male from Bellbrook, Ohio, launched his attack, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said at a news conference. He said Betts was wearing a mask and ear protection and was armed with an assault-style rifle and shotgun.feeds.reuters.com
Gunman's sister was one of the 9 shooting victims in Dayton
Shoes, hats and other articles of clothing are piled together outside of Ned Peppers bar in Dayton on August 4. (John Minchillo/AP)(CNN) - The nine people killed in a mass shooting in a popular neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday include the shooter's sister, Assistant Chief of Police Matt Carper said. "All the victims are from our own backyard, too, so this is just an immense tragedy," Ohio Gov. "No matter where the victims are from, they're victims. Carper said police were still trying to understand the motivation of the shooter and whether the victims were targeted.
What we know about the Dayton, Ohio shooting victims
At least nine people were killed and 27 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday. Megan BettsMegan Betts, left, was killed in a shooting Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Nicholas CumerNicholas Cumer was among those killed in a mass shooting on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Lois OglesbyLois "Lola" Oglesby was among those killed in a mass shooting Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. One of the victims of the Ohio shooting was a mother of two who had a newborn daughter, a relative said.cbsnews.com
Dayton officials hold press conference in wake of deadly shooting
City officials in Dayton, Ohio, held a press conference Monday in the wake of a mass shooting that left nine dead in the country's second deadly shooting rampage over the weekend. It all happened within 30 seconds before police officers stationed nearby shot and killed 24-year-old Connor Betts, who was armed with a .223-caliber rifle, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. Investigators uncovered at least 41 spent shell casings from the shooter's weapon, Biehl said. Biehl said it's still unknown whether Betts targeted any of the victims, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, the youngest of the deceased victims. "It seems to defy believability he would shoot his own sister," Biehl said.cbsnews.com