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Authorities give update on mass shooting that killed 9 people in Dayton

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 11:42:43-04

DAYTON, Ohio — Authorities in Dayton will provide an update on the mass shooting that killed nine people in the city’s historic Oregon District.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Watch it live below:

On Sunday, the shooting took place about 1 a.m. on East Fifth Street in the city's Oregon District.

Officers killed the lone suspect, later identified as Connor Betts, 24, after he fired dozens of shots in less than a minute from a ".223 high-capacity" gun, and he had additional magazines with him, Mayor Nan Whaley said. The .223 caliber is used in rifles like the AR-15 assault rifle used in previous mass shootings.

Victims identified

Authorities have identified the nine victims who were killed in the early morning shooting in Dayton's Historic Oregon District Sunday.

The victims have been identified as:
Lois Oglesby, 27
Megan Betts, 22
Saeed Saleh, 38
Derrick Fudge, 57
Logan Turner, 30
Nicholas Cumer, 25
Thomas McNichols, 25
Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36
Monica Brickhouse, 39

Megan Betts, one of the victims, was identified as the sister of the shooter, who has been identified as 24-year-old Connor Stephen Betts.

More on this continuing coverage here.