Dayton Shooting: ‘This is a day we all dread happening,’ Mayor Whaley says

UPDATE @ 7:48 a.m.: The deadly Oregon District shooting that left nine people and the shooter dead "is a day we all dread happening," Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference early this morning.

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She began the news conference by passing along information that the shooter was wearing body armor, used a .223-caliber, high-capacity magazine and had additional magazines on his person.

Dayton police, on regular patrol in the Oregon District, shot and killed the gunman in less than a minute after the shooting began at 1 a.m.

“If the Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute, hundreds of people in the Oregon District would be dead today,” she said.

“This is the 250th mass shooting in America. It’s sad that it’s in the city of Dayton.”

Whaley praised the first responders who “neutralized the shooter” in less than one minute.

“While this is a terribly sad day for the city, I am amazed by the quick response of Dayton police,” she said.


Mayor Nan Whaley has scheduled a 7 a.m. news conference about the Oregon District shooting that has left nine people and the shooter dead and more than 16 wounded or injured.

We will update this developing report.

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