The suspect in the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, wore body armor and used a rifle with high-capacity magazines, mayor says. At least nine people are dead and 26 injured after a lone gunman opened fire early Sunday in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, before being fatally shot by police. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said Dayton police officers patrolling the area fired on the shooter within a minute. “Hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today” if police hadn’t acted quickly, she said. Ref. USAToday.
Investigators are treating the El Paso mass shooting as a domestic terrorism case and possible hate crime; suspect could face death penalty. A gunman's rampage that left 20 dead and dozens injured Saturday was being investigated as a possible hate crime after discovery of a racist manifesto believed to have been posted online by the killer. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was booked into the El Paso County Jail early Sunday on a charge of capital murder. U.S. Attorney John Bash said federal authorities were treating the shooting as a domestic terrorism case and were "Seriously considering" hate crime charges. Ref. USAToday.
Exclusive video shows Dayton gunman Connor Betts in bar in the hours before shooting
Security camera footage obtained exclusively by CNN shows Connor Betts' movements on the night of the Dayton gunman's mass shooting.
Betts spent more than an hour at Blind Bob's bar after entering with a woman who appears to be his sister Megan and a third person, according to the video reviewed by CNN.
Connor Betts, 24, does not stand out; he is dressed like others at the bar in T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. The vest and mask he will wear later during the shooting are not visible. Ref. CNN.