DAYTON, OHIO – Ten people in Ohio have been killed, including the suspected gunman, in the second mass shooting in the United States in less than 24 hours, police said.
Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at 1 a.m., but that officers nearby were able to “put an end to it quickly.” At least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries, police said.
The suspected shooter’s identity has not been released.
Miami Valley Hospital spokeswoman Terrea Little said 16 victims were received at the hospital, but she couldn’t confirm their conditions. Kettering Health Network spokeswoman Elizabeth Long said multiple victims from a shooting had been brought to system hospitals, but didn’t have details on how many.
Dayton has a population of around 140,000. The Oregon District is a historic neighborhood near downtown that’s home to entertainment including bars, restaurants and theaters. Police have not said where in the district the shooting took place.
The FBI is assisting with the investigation. A family assistance center will be set up at the Dayton Convention Center.
The shooting came hours after a young man opened fire in a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured. Just days before, a 19-year-old shot and killed three people, including two children, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on July 28.
The El Paso shooting was the 21st mass killing in the United States this year, according to the AP/USATODAY/Northeastern University mass murder database, which tracks all U.S. homicides since 2006 involving four or more deaths excluding the offender committed over a short period of time regardless of weapon, location, victim-offender relationship or motive. The first 20 mass killings claimed 96 lives.