Nine Dead In Ohio Shooting Hours After Texas Walmart Massacre
At least nine people have been killed after a gunman opened fire in Ohio.
The shooting took place near Ned Peppers Bar in the Oregon District - only a matter of hours after a separate shooting in El Paso, Texas, which saw 20 people killed and many more injured.
Dayton Police Department said the shooter in Ohio is now dead and 16 others have been sent to hospital with injuries.
#OregonDistrict #update Lt. Col. Carper: at 1:22am active shooter situation began in oregon district. The shooter is deceased. There are 9 others also deceased. At least 16 others went to area hospitals with injuries.
- Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
The force added that they had officers in the immediate vicinity when the shooting began who were able to 'respond and put and end to it quickly'. The FBI are also now on the scene assisting with the investigation.
Ned Peppers Bar shared a message on Instagram confirming all their staff were safe:
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In a Facebook post, eye witness James Williams said the shooter arrived with an AR-15 rifle, wearing a vest and ear muffs, and 'just start blowing bullets everywhere'.
He said: "Sad people are not right. I'm safe happened right in front of the patio where I was sitting in front of Neds the guy in front of Ned peppers door is the active shooter he tried to go into the bar but did not make it through the door someone took the gun from him and he got shot and is dead.
"There are at least eight people dead right by the picnic table where I was at on street. A bunch of people was taken to the hospital I don't know how many this place is a disaster."
Taylor Mayberry told NBC that she and around nine other people hid in the bathroom at Ned Peppers Bar.
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."
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