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In less than a minute, Ohio gunman kills 9 people, including sister

Updated : 2019-08-05 09:39:48

A gunman wearing body armour and a mask opened fire in a crowded Dayton, Ohio neighbourhood known for its nightlife early on Sunday, killing nine people including his sister and wounding at least 27, authorities said, in the second deadly US mass shooting in less than a day. The Ohio shooting was the third major outbreak of US gun violence, coming seven days after a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle at a food festival in Northern California before taking his own life.

A gunman wearing body armour and a mask opened fire in a crowded Dayton, Ohio neighbourhood known for its nightlife early on Sunday, killing nine people including his sister and wounding at least 27, authorities said, in the second deadly US mass shooting in less than a day. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
A gunman wearing body armour and a mask opened fire in a crowded Dayton, Ohio neighbourhood known for its nightlife early on Sunday, killing nine people including his sister and wounding at least 27, authorities said, in the second deadly US mass shooting in less than a day. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
Evidence markers dot the ground after a mass shooting in Dayton. Police named the gunman as Connor Betts, a 24-year-old white male from Bellbrook, Ohio, and said he was armed with an assault-style rifle fitted with an extended drum magazine that could hold 100 rounds. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
Evidence markers dot the ground after a mass shooting in Dayton. Police named the gunman as Connor Betts, a 24-year-old white male from Bellbrook, Ohio, and said he was armed with an assault-style rifle fitted with an extended drum magazine that could hold 100 rounds. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
His sister Megan Betts, 22, was one of the first victims to be killed. Biehl said the siblings had arrived in the same vehicle with a third companion earlier in the evening, but separated before the rampage. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
His sister Megan Betts, 22, was one of the first victims to be killed. Biehl said the siblings had arrived in the same vehicle with a third companion earlier in the evening, but separated before the rampage. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
Mourners gather and pray during a vigil after a mass shooting in Dayton. The victims were four women and five men and ranged in age from 22 to 57, authorities said, adding that the youngest was the gunman's sister. Six of the nine were African-American.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
Mourners gather and pray during a vigil after a mass shooting in Dayton. The victims were four women and five men and ranged in age from 22 to 57, authorities said, adding that the youngest was the gunman's sister. Six of the nine were African-American.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
The shooting in Dayton, a riverfront city of about 140,000 people in southwestern Ohio, came just 13 hours after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where 20 people were killed and 26 others wounded. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
The shooting in Dayton, a riverfront city of about 140,000 people in southwestern Ohio, came just 13 hours after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where 20 people were killed and 26 others wounded. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
The Ohio shooting was the third major outbreak of U.S. gun violence, coming seven days after a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle at a food festival in Northern California before taking his own life. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
The Ohio shooting was the third major outbreak of U.S. gun violence, coming seven days after a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle at a food festival in Northern California before taking his own life. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
A vigil attendee holds a sign during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
A vigil attendee holds a sign during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
A mourner leaves a candle at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
A mourner leaves a candle at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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