DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Ten people are dead, including a suspect, in a mass shooting in the Oregon District in downtown Dayton early Sunday morning.
The shooting happened just after 1:00 a.m. outside of Ned Peppers in the 400 block of East Fifth Street. Police say 10 people are dead including the suspect and 26 people were injured and taken to area hospitals for unknown conditions.
Police believe there was only one shooter, and have not yet identified the suspect or a motive. The suspect used a .223 caliber rifle and fired multiple rounds.
According to a Kettering Medical Center spokesperson, 13 victims are being treated at Kettering Hospitals, nine of those are at Grandview Medical Center. Most of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to the lower body. Three people have been treated and released. Of the six people still admitted, three are in serious condition and three are in fair condition.
At Kettering Medical Center, one patient was taken there. That patient is in serious condition.
At Miami Valley Hospital, 16 patients were taken to the medical center. Twelve of the 16 were treated and released. Four patients are still admitted and one is in critical condition, according to Dr. Greg Semon of Miami Valley Hospital. Patients were treated for a number of issues, including multiple gunshot wounds and injuries sustained by leaving the area.
27 people were injured in the incident and taken to hospitals. Of the 27, 15 have been released.
According to police the suspect was shot by police and is dead. DPD officers were already in the area when the incident began. Mayor Nan Whaley said that Dayton Police were at the area and neutralized the suspect within a minute of when the shooting began.
Police are still working to identify the suspect and do not have any information about what the motive may have been.
Gov. Mike DeWine issued the following statement about the mass shooting just before 7 a.m. on Sunday.
“Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families. I have spoken with Mayor Nan Whaley and offered any assistance on behalf of the state. I have been briefed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered assistance to local law enforcement as they investigate this heinous act. I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives and bring an end to this tragedy.”GOV. MIKE DEWINE
“I have ordered that flags in Ohio remain at half-mast in honor and memory of the victims who lost their lives this morning.”
President Trump tweeted Sunday morning about the shootings in both Dayton and El Paso, Texas.
A reunification center has been opened at the Dayton Convention Center, located at 22 E. Fifth St., where families can get information and reconnect with loved ones.
Police say 10 people are dead including the suspect. 16 people were injured in the incident and taken to hospitals.
The FBI is assisting with the investigation.