They are coming to so hard and fast now that you cannot recover from the last one before it is time to talk about the next one.
Courtesy of the AP:
A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours.
Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. Sunday on the streets of the Oregon District, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said at a press conference.
Whaley said if the police had not responded so quickly, “hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today.”
The gunman, who has not been identified by authorities, was shot to death by responding officers. Whaley said he was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him. Police believe there was only one shooter, and have not yet identified the suspect or a motive.
At least 26 others are being treated at area hospitals, though no details about their conditions have been released.
A .223-caliber rifle is essentially and AR-15 like weapon.
Witnesses described the scene as a war zone.
This is still an unfolding story so we are learning details as they emerge.
I will update this post as more information become available.
Update: Here is video from the parking lot. (Caution some NSFW language here.)
I was out with my brother driving around in Dayton and not even a fucking MILE AWAY from us there was an active shooting. It’s completely different seeing it on the news compared to it happening in your own city. something NEEDS TO CHANGE AND IT NEEDS TO CHANGE FAST pic.twitter.com/2V4T7otDH0
— Connor (@Concorn802) August 4, 2019
Yeah, that sounds very much like a war zone.
Update 2: The names of the victims.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 4, 2019
Just like in my El Paso post I will not share the name of the shooter.
However the names of those who are killed deserve to be remembered.