Suspect dead after 9 people killed in Dayton, Ohio

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKRN) — Nine people were shot and killed in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after 20 people were killed in a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Dayton Police say the suspect was shot and killed by police.

The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. local time outside of a bar in the city’s Oregon District which is downtown.

In a news conference Sunday morning, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said police were able to “neutralize” the suspect less than a minute after arriving to the scene of the shooting.

She said “hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today” if police had not responded and acted quickly.

In the time the shooter, who officers say was wearing body armor and had with extra ammunition, was at large, he killed 9 people and wounded at least 26 others.

Their conditions are unknown.

Dayton Police have not identified the suspect.

President Donald Trump reacted to the second mass shooting in 24 hours saying on Twitter, “God bless the people of El Paso, Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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