Mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio
President Donald Trump has proposed tying legislation strengthening background checks on firearm sales to immigration reform.
In a tweet on Monday, Trump said: "We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain."
"Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform," Trump continued. "We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!"
It wasn't immediately clear which specific pieces of legislation Trump was advocating in his messages.
Trump is due to speak from the White House at 10 a.m. ET.
The college attended by Connor Betts, the suspected Dayton killer, said in a statement that it lost two alums in the deadly shooting on Sunday.
Logan Turner, 30, and Lois Oglesby, 27, both attended the Sinclair Community College in Dayton in the past. Both were killed on Sunday.
“We are deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that struck our community this weekend,” Steve Johnson said in a statement.
“Logan Turner and Lois Oglesby were former Sinclair students but all those taken from us in the Oregon District were members of the community that Sinclair serves and calls home. We grieve for all those impacted by this senseless act of violence.”
The community college said in a statement earlier that Betts was "previously enrolled" as a student but wasn't attending any classes this summer.
One of the nine victims of the Dayton shooting was Nicholas Cumer, who was in Dayton as part of his internship program with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.
Cumer was one week away from completing his internship before graduating from St Francis University in Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, according to Maple Tree.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the alliance said Cumer was offered a full time position last week. It added:
Nick is remembered for his hard work and dedication to Maple Tree. He loved his patients and served them well, with a loving and caring spirit. He continuously went above and beyond our expectations and worked with a high level of excellence. He was well liked and respected by everyone on our team, and we all will miss him very much.”
Maple Tree Cancer Alliance said three of its trainers were shot in the incident. The other two unnamed victims are expected to make a full recovery.
Here is an update on Sunday's deadly shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
- Nine people are dead after a gunman, identified as Connor Betts, 24, fired dozens of shots in a busy neighborhood in the Oregon District in Dayton just after 1 a.m. ET on Sunday. The shooter is also dead.
- Betts used .223-caliber high capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines and wore a mask, bulletproof vest and hearing protection. He was killed by police within 30 seconds of opening fire, authorities said.
- The weapon used in the shooting was ordered online from Texas and transferred to the suspect at a local firearms dealer near Dayton, authorities said.
- A motive is not yet known. During the execution of a search warrant, authorities found writings linked to Betts that show he had an interest in killing people, two federal law enforcement sources told CNN.
- The shooter's sister, Megan K. Betts, 22, was among the victims.
- The eight other victims were named as: Lois L. Oglesby, female, 27; Saeed Saleh, male, 38; Derrick R. Fudge, male, 57; Logan M. Turner, male, 30; Nicholas P. Cumer, male, 25; Thomas J. McNichols, male, 25; Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, female, 36 and Monica E. Brickhouse, female, 39.
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The cumulative effect of all this mass violence playing on a recurring loop is that Americans hearts break for men, women and children cut down by bullets for no reason, but the country -- permanently in shock -- clearly cannot act to change anything.
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Surveillance video shows the chaos unfold in Dayton, Ohio, as a shooter targets people out on a Saturday night in the Oregon District.
As gunshots ring out, people start to run, ducking into bars and clubs.
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.
"The officers immediately advanced toward the gunfire and within approximately 20 seconds, they engaged the suspect, who was actively firing and attempting to enter a crowded liquor establishment," the police chief said.
The suspected shooter, identified as Connor Betts, was able to fire dozens of shots with a .223-caliber high capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines, Biehl said during a press conference.
Nine people died and 27 others were injured in the shooting.
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