Dayton Gunman Identified as Connor Betts

August 4, 2019  The gunman in Sunday morning’s deadly shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio that killed 9 and injured 27 others has been identified by police as Connor Betts.

At a press conference Sunday morning, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley confirmed to reporters that ten people are dead,  including the shooter. An additional 27 people have been treated for injuries and 15 have been discharged following the overnight shooting.

WHAT HAPPENED?

A gunman wearing black armor and carrying a .223-caliber rifle opened fire outside a  nightclub in Dayton’s Oregon District, a collection of bars, restaurants and local businesses in the city’s downtown. 

The suspected gunman, later identified as Connor Betts was shot and killed by responding officers “in less than a minute” after opening fire, Mayor Nan Whaley said at a Sunday morning press conference.

A Week of  Gun Violence

In the last week, the Dayton, Ohio massacre combined with 4 other mass shootings across the United States killed at least 35 people and injured more than 60 others.

On Saturday, less than 24 hours ago, a gunman opened fire at a packed Walmart in El Paso, Texas just before 11 a.m. killing 20 people and injuring dozens more. The deadly shooting took place in a popular commercial district near the Cielo Vista Mall with scores of restaurants and stores.

One week ago Saturday night, two gunmen opened fire at an annual “Old Timers Week” event near a park in Brooklyn, New York. One person was killed and 11 others injured in the shooting. NYC Police suspect the shooting was gang related but no one is in custody.  Less than 24 hours later, a gunman opened fired on a crowd attending the annual Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, killing 3 — including two children and injuring 15 more.

In addition to back to back weekend mass shootings, on Tuesday, a disgruntled ex-employee shot and killed two co-workers and injured a police officer before being shot at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi.

DOMESTIC TERRORISM

A motive has not yet been established in Sunday morning’s deadly shooting attack in Dayton, Ohio. Federal authorities have just confirmed that Saturday’s shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas is being treated as a domestic terrorism case, according to the U.S. attorney.

Following Saturday’s shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas, former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi accused President Donald Trump and his administration of “facilitating and enabling” American youth to commit domestic “terrorism” by not condemning hate

SEE ALSO: MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER TEXAS WALMART ATTACK

FBI WARNS OF EVOLVING DOMESTIC TERRORISM THREAT

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