At least nine people were killed and many injured in shooting at Ned Peppers Bar in Dayton Ohio on Sunday, just hours after a gunman in El Paso, Texas that killed 20 people at a Wallmart, according to police.
Authorities referred to the Dayton shooting as a “mass casualty incident” on the scanner.
During a press briefing, Assistant police chief Matt Carper said, “There was an “active shooter situation in the Oregon District…we had one shooter that we are aware of and multiple victims. Right now, the shooter is deceased from gunshot wounds from the responding officers. We have nine victims deceased in addition to that, and we have approximately 16 more victims hospitalized right now in unknown conditions…This is a very tragic incident.”
Carper further said that the police are working on identifying the suspect to “see what possible motivation there might have been.
“The suspect was firing a long gun with multiple rounds at the victims”, he said.
“The convention center was being opened up with resources for family members, and the FBI is at the scene. He said the shooting “all occurred outside”, carper added.
US President Donald Trump had earlier condemned the mass shooting incident at a Walmart store in Texas and called it an act of cowardice.
Trump said that there is no justification for the killing of innocent people.
“There are no reasons or excuses that will even justify the killing of innocent people”, he added.
“Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice,” Trump wrote on Twitter.