Second mass shooting in US in less than 24 hours leaves nine dead in Ohio

A second mass shooting in the US in less than 24 hours has left nine people dead, along with the gunman.

The shooting is believed to have happened outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police said the “active shooter situation” started at around 1am local time.

This videograb taken from the Twitter account of Derek Myers on August 4, 2019 shows police officers walking behind police cordon following a mass shooting in the popular bar and nightlife Oregon district in Dayton, Ohio. - Nine people were killed in a mass shooting early on August 4 in Dayton, Ohio, police said, adding that the assailant was shot dead by responding officers. (Photo by Derek MYERS / @DerekMyers Twitter account / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DEREK MYERS/AFP/Getty Images)
The shooting in Dayton, Ohio, is the second mass shooting in the US in less than 24 hours (Picture: DEREK MYERS/AFP/Getty Images)

The force said: “We had officers in the immediate vicinity when this shooting began and were able to respond and put an end to it quickly”, confirming that nine people had died, as well as the shooter.

At least 16 others were taken to hospital.

The shooting comes less than 24 hours after a gunman, named as Patrick Crusius, opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 people dead and 26 injured.

The massacre became the eighth deadliest mass shooting in US history and is also reportedly the 21st mass killing in the US in 2019, making the Ohio shooting the 22nd.


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The Dayton shooting is believed to have happened outside Ned Peppers Bar in the Oregon District - a neighbourhood that is home to bars, restaurants and cinemas.

Ned Peppers posted a note on its Instagram page saying: “All of our staff is safe and our hearts go out to everyone involved as we gather information.”

Instagram Ned Peppers
Instagram Ned Peppers

The same wording was also posted on the Facebook page for nearby Hole in the Wall bar.

The gunman was wearing body armour when he carried out the shooting, CNN quoted Deb Decker, Montgomery County Emergency Services public information officer, as saying, though his motive is so far unknown.