Mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio

6:16 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Mass shooting suspect wore body armor

The suspect in the killing of nine people and injuring at least 16 others in a popular downtown area in Dayton, Ohio wore body armor, according to Deb Decker, Montgomery County Emergency Services public information officer.

Decker said the shooting happened after 1 a.m. ET as the suspect was making his way toward a bar called Ned Peppers.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown, Decker said.

6:05 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Dayton shooter killed by police

The shooter who killed nine people in the Oregon District in Dayton early on Sunday has been shot dead by responding police officers, Dayton Police Department's Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said in a news conference.

Carper added that the police is now working on identifying the shooter and a motive.

Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo
Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo

5:51 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Watch Dayton police give update on deadly shooting

Dayton Police Department's Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said nine people were killed in the shooting incident in downtown Dayton.

5:51 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Deadly weekend in America leaves 29 shot dead

The shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio happened 13 hours after a shooting that left 20 dead in El Paso.

Dayton police say nine people are dead along with the shooter in the incident there. In total 29 people were killed between the two incidents.

People in El Paso, Texas attend a vigil Saturday for the victims of the shooting that killed 20 earlier in the day.
People in El Paso, Texas attend a vigil Saturday for the victims of the shooting that killed 20 earlier in the day. Photo: John Locher/AP

5:06 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Shooting happened in popular downtown area

The FBI is assisting with the Dayton shooting investigation, a Dayton Police spokesperson said during a news conference early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened after 1:00 a.m. ET in a popular area in downtown Dayton, the spokesperson said.

According to police, the shooter, who is now dead, used a long gun. A motive for the shooting is not known.

Officers were in the area patrolling when the shooting started and were able to respond to the scene quickly, police said.

5:05 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Second mass shooting in less than 24 hours

The shooting in Dayton, Ohio that left nine people dead and at least 16 others injured was the second mass shooting incident in the US in less than 24 hours.

Twenty people died and more than two dozen were injured following a shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning.

The two deadly incidents 1,500 miles apart are set to reignite the US gun control debate. Democratic leaders in Congress have already called for gun control, with a number of Democratic presidential candidates weighing in.

A girl is seen after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. 
A girl is seen after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.  Photo: Jorge Salgado/Reuters

4:28 a.m. ET, August 4, 2019

Nine dead in shooting in Dayton, Ohio

Nine people have been killed in a shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio, according to police.

Dayton Police Department said the suspect in the incident is dead as well.

At least 16 other people have been injured and are being treated in local hospitals, according to police.

The police said the FBI is on the scene to assist in the investigation.