Vigil held to honor victims of mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Nine people were killed and 27 others were wounded, the police said. It was the second American mass shooting in 24 hours, and the third in a week.
Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil held in honor of those who lost their lives during a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio on August 4, 2019.

People hugged and cried at the vigil, which included singing "Amazing Grace" and the release of nine white doves, according to CBS news. The mayor of Dayton also attended the mourning event.

Nine people were killed and at least 26 were wounded in the mass shooting early on Sunday, said the police, adding that the assailant was shot dead by responding officers.

The suspect of the mass shooting was identified as 24-year-old Conor Betts, according to local police. His 22-year-old sister Megan Betts was also among the nine victims.

The gunman who killed nine people, including his sister, early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, wore a mask, body armor and hearing protection, and he possessed a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 100 rounds, the police said.
Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

According to Nytime, the gunman, identified as Connor Betts, 24, used what the police described as an “assault-style rifle” when he opened fire in a busy entertainment district in Dayton. A shotgun was also found in Mr. Betts’s car. Both guns were purchased legally, the police said.

The authorities said they still had not established a motive for the shooting. They said Mr. Betts arrived in the entertainment district Saturday evening with his sister, Megan K. Betts, 22, and another “companion.” Mr. Betts then split from the rest of the group for a period of time before opening fire, the authorities said.
Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

Ms. Betts was not the first person killed in the assault, and it remained unclear whether Mr. Betts had sought to kill her, the police said. The companion was one of 27 people wounded in the attack, and the police said they had spoken to him.

Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims

Dayton, Ohio Shooting: Vigil Held To Honor Victims