Nine people are dead after a mass shooting early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio.
The shooter was killed within a minute after responding officers arrived at the scene.
The suspect has not been identified, but authorities referred to the suspected shooter as “he” during an early Sunday morning news conference.
At the news conference, Montgomery County public information officer Deb Decker reportedly said that the suspected shooter used an assault rifle and wore body armor.
During the massacre, the shooter reportedly made their way towards a bar named Ned Pepper, and a witness reportedly grabbed the barrel of the firearm. At that point, Decker reportedly said, the shooter “picked up a handgun and was willing to continue shooting.” Police then arrived on the scene.
The Dayton massacre was the second deadly mass shooting in 24 hours, following a shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Saturday morning that killed 20 people.
“The question has to be raised, why does Dayton have to be the 250th mass shooting this year?”
[Feature image: AP Photo/John Minchillo]