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Ohio authorities give new details on the Dayton mass shooting | USA TODAY

A lone gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in a “very safe,” historic entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killing at least nine people and igniting chaos in the crowded outdoor area before he was fatally shot by police seconds later, authorities said.

Police identified the shooter as Connor Betts, 24, of nearby Bellbrook. The names of those killed also were released and included Betts’ 22-year-old sister, Megan. More than two dozen people were wounded or injured.

“Hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today” if police hadn’t acted so quickly, Mayor Nan Whaley said. She said the city would conduct a vigil Sunday night.

The assault was the nation’s second mass shooting in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, a 21-year-old gunman killed 20 and wounded 26 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

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  1. The warning from Google says to "keep comments respectful" so why are feminists, Democrats and socialists allowed to use Google without penalty? All they do is lie on men…disparage america…create madness and advocate revolution.

    Is this what Google promotes??

    Why is MGTOW censored for telling the truth? Why are men, Christians, Patriots and good people censored???

  2. What's happened to the fact is was a Warren supporter a leftist and supported Antifa

  3. Video of Leftist/insurgent mayor of Dayton, Nan Whaley, wants to flood her town with illegal aliens, (5 yrs ago)

  4. Thanks to the rapid police intervention lives were saved in this incident, Las Vegas , parkland and even El Paso engagement with monster shooters was late

  5. It's OK. It's only a mass shooting, so what? It's NOT a terrorist attack, so who cares? These white shooters do not need to be deported to where they came from nor need to be ranted or tweeted about by Trump. What a mess!

  6. And they want to ban weapons!!! Is the time that we most of us need guns specially in the coming years!

  7. I don't want politicians figuring anything out! They are some of the most stupid and incompetent fools to ever give power to. You must always attack the problem at the SOURCE. The source is PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS and these shootings are being blamed on everything but that. Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One Thing In Common, & It's NOT Weapons:

    The following is a list of mass shooting perpetrators and the drugs they were taking or had been taking shortly before their horrific actions.

    Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and one teacher and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold's medical records have never been made available to the public.

    Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. Ten dead, 12 wounded.
    Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

    Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
    Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
    Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for six days.
    Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire, killing two classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

    Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others. A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed standoff at his school. Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded. A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another. Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding ten others.

    TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates. Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat. James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

    Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
    Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
    Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
    Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
    Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledgehammer, hatchet, butcher knife, and mechanic's file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

    Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported having been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications. Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially, it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
    Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
    Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

    Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family's Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
    Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara's parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn't take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

    Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
    (Gareth's father could not accept his son's death and killed himself.)
    Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family's detached garage. Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

    Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
    Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death, his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

    A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased. Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

    Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed nine students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

    Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax, and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

    Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide. Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

    Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school. Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds…

    What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed six people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed two injured 1, Clackamas Or What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct

  8. The city of Dayton can’t deny or falsify the report on this. Normally, Dayton has a way (like most cities) of using a cleaner language to play the system. Playing the system such as attempted murder reduced on a report to felonious assault. Now, mass murder surfaces. The eyes of the world see this.

  9. why did he do it whs It because he hated guns

  10. Ok so I know what we think in the world don't matter to any of you but just hear me out I hate violence but situations like this make you sad and scared right well this is driving me crazy we are all getting attacked were practically at WAR right now and the PEOPLE OF AMERICA is not doing anything about it put the law the government aside this is us weather you work for the government you should still be considered a citizen right I could be wrong but how in the world is it that there's a bunch of us right and we're letting in theses little twerps come in and start blasting in on all of us ladies and gentlemen y'all need to stop with your nonsense and take action and that's TRUST each other PROTECT one another and we need to start firing back we need are weapons are weapons gets taken away we have a country of terrorist attacking America race does not matter it matters because y'all made it matter oh my god yall are supposed to be intelligent living organism that live in a human body with an orb light mind because your thoughts are bright but instead everyone chooses to be unintelligent dead organism that is able to live in a human body with a dead mind and crippled thoughts we need to start suing the Country, State, city, County and Schools when there's a school shooting oh and businesses if you can't protect us well then this means war this is serious this paint balls were dealing with hear we The American People are at WAR with American Terrorist and The People of America the county, city, State and the American Government don't want a do nothing WE ARE GETTING ATTACKED WITH GUNS THAT WE NEED incase we go to a WAR with an actual country what is it gonna take for you to wake up I know not the shootings not what I'm saying what's gonna get you to stand for your country your people this is the way it should be

  11. This dude is just as clueless as the journalists/ reporters asking questions🤦…

  12. Geez what do you have sir? Unbelievable…

  13. Our society is producing a quantity of failing young men who want to "go out" killing a bunch of people. We have to fix that ! Taking away the semiautomatic rifles will just change the method. The guys will still be here wanting to kill. 20 years ago this stuff didn't happen.

  14. Who feels the El Paso Ohio cowards are connected? 🤔
    My gut feelings is they are, and if so who's behind the scenes pulling strings that programmed and funded them, was it one person or a group of socialist infiltrators and paid traitors to this lost country to pull both attacks off???
    Motives : Anti Trump election damage, Civil War, Race War, all the above, or more than the above???
    I've done some searching and listening to find nothing yet, I am busy working to live like everyone else to give it more time than I did today as I worked and felt those dead victims deserve the time and research vs what the infiltrated media feeds us.
    The pro trump wrote a manifesto white supremacist kid is too easy.. (Similiar to Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman) Too easy and you'd think Dallas and Texans would already know better?
    What got my attention was the Ohio Gunman was killed within 30seconds of a nothing ever happens here safe kind Dayton place.
    🚩So why were the police there vs somwhere they were more useful? Like we're just here hanging in upscale uptown when we should be patrolling a bit more south.

    This reminds me of JFK when Dallas police officer JD Tippet was gundowned by Oswald who today vs back then was just a police hero, is now rumored he was sent to eliminate Oswald, but Oswald already figuring out he was a patsy drew first on Tippet killing him in Oak Cliff. Jack Ruby then had to take Oswald out himself to silence him.

    Was Connor Betts silenced? 🤔
    Will there be more, like El paso kid hangs himself in jail cell?
    So who were these Dayton police officers, just simple police officers
    🚩coincidentally within 30 seconds of a gunman who would 🚩coincidently pull his attack on the same weekend? Crazy shit I know, but if you don't know ur history, these socialist infiltrators will easily repeat it.

    #elpaso #ohio #texas #trump #americans #america #dallas

  15. What they always gloss over is the fact that all these shooters today have mental problems and no one helps them. Its not the guns fault who picks it up and shoots. If they couldnt get a gun theyd just run people over of burn down a building. Should we ban matchs and cars too?

  16. HOW can we stop or slow down this type of actions? Upon conviction a person who commits such an act should within 30 days of said conviction be skinned like a catfish before EVERY TV station with all students below a masters degree required to watch. Skin them and let them scream before the camera, roll them in salt! Call in the medical team to save their lives. Once they are healed and skin grown back…DO IT AGAIN….If we publicize this punishment enough and hear the SCREAMS over and over….Some may get a clue that we do not like this shit! Or we could just say pretty please do not do this!

  17. someone try to get DNA from the crime scene & have it analyzed

  18. I bind this demonic deception and the real culprits be brought to light …… In the Name of Jesus Christ ….. Amen

  19. This is a terrorist and Trump are the cause of the killing of innocents Trump is the silence of shame on America and the whole world I do not know how to the American people before this ignorant fool has the Viking principles of savagery to be president of them how stupid and the first degree how you accepted him

  20. I see the right to carry helped these folks

  21. Rocks and sticks, Knives and guns are just objects/tools. Let's focus on the deranges individuals and the violence of society and social media for influencing these monsters !

  22. Are we done blaming Bush.. gosh, I thought THAT would NEVER end.

  23. This shooter is emblematic of all politically left leaning people.

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