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Oregon District shooting: 17 people injured by gunshots in mass shooting


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Oregon District shooting: 17 people injured by gunshots in mass shooting

DAYTON, Ohio –

Authorities in Ohio said Tuesday that 17 people were injured by gunshots in a mass shooting that killed nine people in Dayton’s Oregon District early Sunday morning.

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Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl reported the three additional injuries at a news conference Tuesday.

Chief Biehl say there were actually 17 people injured by gunshots, 3 more than @DaytonPolice had previously believed/released. pic.twitter.com/bQe1RkfZV1

— Mike Campbell (@MCampbellWHIO) August 13, 2019

The injuries brings the total up from 14 to 17 people who were treated for gunshot wounds.

Biehl also provided an updated timeline to the shooting, saying that gunman was at Blind Bob’s and then went to Ned Peppers for roughly half an hour before returning to his car.

Chief now giving updated timeline, says shooter started at Blind Bob’s, then went to Ned Pepper’s, then returned to his car at 8 minutes and retrieved items from his car, then spent 9 more minutes behind Blind Bob’s. pic.twitter.com/GopArCdtA5

— Mike Campbell (@MCampbellWHIO) August 13, 2019

The shooter was behind Newcom’s and Heart Mercantile for roughly 10 minutes before he went down an alley beside Blind Bob’s and open fire.

Police showed surveillance video from various sources in the Oregon District that showed the gunman’s movement in the time leading up to the shooting.

The shooter is seen walking back to his car around 12:45 a.m. and then returning to the Oregon District in a dark hoodie and with a backpack.

@DaytonPolice say they originally lost Betts for 9 minutes between 12:55 and 1:04 am, then realized he’d been behind Blind Bob’s during that time. pic.twitter.com/fb0fNtEkiq

— Mike Campbell (@MCampbellWHIO) August 13, 2019

Video showed people on the patio at Blind Bob’s ducking for cover as the gunman walked through the alley beside the patio and started shooting.

Another video showed the Dayton police officers as they first engaged the gunman.

Police believe the shooting lasted 32 seconds, with officers engaging the gunman about halfway through those seconds.

Beihl said that it was clear the gunman was familiar with the area and that the shooting had been previously planned. However, there are no indications that anyone was assisting him.

Fourteen law enforcement agencies responded to the shooting, according to Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein.

The agencies consisted of federal, state and county first responders and they assisted with CPR, tourniquets and treating victims of the shooting.

City manager gives thanks to the Dayton Fire Department for their work at the emergency scene, also thanks other departments that helped both at the scene and filling in at Dayton fire stations. pic.twitter.com/EI7thoXpgF

— Mike Campbell (@MCampbellWHIO) August 13, 2019

Dickstein said that outside of Dayton police officers who responded to the scene, there were hundreds of other first responders who provided support.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley asked everyone to keep the victims’ families in their hearts as the families continue to mourn their loved ones.

She also said that support for the Dayton Foundation tragedy fund continues to be strong.

The Oregon District mass shooting left nine people dead.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.



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