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Police Say Ohio Shooter Connor Betts Killed His Own Sister

Police Say Ohio Shooter Connor Betts Killed His Own Sister

Police have said the sister of the Ohio mass-shooter was amongst his victims.

Authorities have said the 22-year-old was the youngest of Connor Betts' victims.

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Betts, 24, was killed by police 'less than a minute' after he started shooting his rifle into the streets of Dayton at around 1am on Sunday morning, the Associated Press reports.

In total nine people were killed, ranging in age from 22-57 and 27 more were injured.

Police have said Megan was killed alongside her boyfriend and that they were both found dead in a car near to the bar where Betts opened fire.

Officers were called to the scene and were 'able to put an end to it quickly', according to LT Col Matt Carper.

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He said: "It's a very tragic incident and we're doing everything we can to investigate it and try to identify the motivation behind this.

"We're still interviewing obviously a lot of witnesses as well as officers to determine if anyone else was involved."

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Police announced the suspect as Connor Betts this afternoon, with cops saying he had been killed at the scene.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said had the police not responded so quickly 'hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today'.

Eyewitness Taylor Mayberry told NBC she and around nine other people hid in the bathroom at Ned Peppers Bar, near to where Betts opened fire.

Connor Betts was shot by police after killing nine people in 'less than a minute'. Credit: Facebook
Connor Betts was shot by police after killing nine people in 'less than a minute'. Credit: Facebook

She said: "I just heard a few gunshots and then saw everyone jumping to the ground. I've never experienced anything like that, so I dove to the ground and started running to the bathroom. I saw people trying to move toward the exit.

"We were holding the door shut and waiting until the gunshots stopped. People were banging on the doors throughout. We weren't sure if they were, you know, we weren't sure if it was people getting in to shoot us or to get safe."

The shooting was just hours after another deadly mass-shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 20 people dead.

US President Donald Trump took to social media to praise police, posting: "The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton.

"Much has already been learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!"

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]