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Nine killed in second mass shooting within 24 hours

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/04/19, 10:16 am

A gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing nine people and injuring at least 26 others. It was the second mass shooting in the United States in the past 24 hours. Police patrolling the area responded to the 1 a.m. attack in less than a minute and shot and killed the gunman, who wore body armor and was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him. Authorities had not identified the shooter as of Sunday morning.

The attack occurred in the historic Oregon District, an area that includes bars, restaurants, and theaters. A spokesman for the Dayton Police Department described it as “a safe part of downtown.”

More details: Follow coverage throughout the day Sunday from the Associated Press. Look for follow-up coverage on the Dayton and El Paso, Texas, shootings in The Sift on Monday.

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Mickey McLean

Mickey is the executive editor of WORLD Digital. He was previously the managing editor of Delta Air Lines' Sky magazine for more than a decade. Mickey resides in Greensboro, N.C. Follow him on Twitter @MickeyMcLean.

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  •  Peter Allen's picture
    Peter Allen
    Posted: Sun, 08/04/2019 10:43 am

    And no one ever mentions the influence of “shooter” video games.  What games with an “M” rating are your children playing?  Big $...   Hang together on this one parents!  

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Sun, 08/04/2019 07:55 pm

    Why can we not have meaningful discussions about this as a country?  The book Freakanomics explains what destroyed the KKK.  It was a national discussion that embarrassed them practically out of existence.  How was smoking run out of town?  Through vilification by collective society.  Racism could be eliminated in the same way.  Science tells us there is no such thing as race.  Let’s start there.  If race is a myth, then racism is without foundation.  Let’s collectively push science and truth to eradicate the lies of racism.