Here are five things you need to know this morning about the tragedy:
Police say suspected gunman Connor Betts, 24, wearing a mask and bulletproof vest, killed one person in an alley next to Blind Bob’s Bar then turned right onto East Fifth Street and opened fire on the crowd near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street. Nine people were killed before police shot him.
The shooting happened just after 1 a.m., when the Oregon District was full of people. The shootings took place in less than 60 seconds.
Betts was shot just outside the door to Ned Peppers Bar.
Biehl said that if Betts would have entered Ned Peppers, there would have been “catastrophic” casualties.
The officers involved in the incident were identified as Sgt. William C. Knight, a 22-year Dayton police veteran; and officers Jeremy Campbell, a two-year veteran and three-year veterans Vincent Carter, Ryan Nabel and David Denlinger.
They are on administrative leave following the incident as the investigation continues, which is a standard procedure following such incidents.
Local and state leaders have praised these first responders for saving lives.
This morning, East Fifth Street was lined with memorials.
The biggest is in front of Ned Pepper’s Bar, outside of which the shooting took place. There are also flower wreaths with the names of those killed in the shooting in front of the Ohio EPA building on East Fifth Street.
Friends or family members of people who were in the area of the shooting can get information at the convention center, 22 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. Family members and friends can dial the following numbers for information: