Washington (Agencies): At least 10, including gunman, were killed when a gunman dressed in body armour opened fire in a downtown district of Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday.
Police officers who were on routine patrol nearby arrived on the scene in less than a minute and shot the attacker dead, likely preventing a much higher casualty toll, police and the city’s mayor said.
Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper told reporters the incident began at 1AM local time in Dayton’s Oregon District, a downtown historic neighbourhood popular for its nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries, and shops.
The motive behind the shooting was not immediately clear, and investigators believe the individual had acted alone, Carper said. The authorities did not disclose the shooter’s identity.
A total of 10 people were killed, including the assailant. Twenty-six others were injured and taken to hospitals across the area, Mayor Nan Whaley told reporters, though the extent of their injuries was not known.