The sister of the Ohio gunman and her boyfriend have been found shot dead in a car just hours after the 24-year-old opened fire in a crowded bar, killing nine and injuring 27 others in less than a minute. Dayton authorities identified the gunman as Connor Betts (left), who was wearing body armor when he gunned down patrons at the Ned Peppers Bar (inset left) in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, around 1am on Sunday. Officers arrived to the scene immediately, and were able to ‘put an end to it quickly’, Lt Col Matt Carper said at a press conference. Betts, of Bellbrook, was identified as the suspect around noon. He was shot to death by responding officers. Because officers were in the area when the shooting started, they killed Betts in ‘less than a minute,’ authorities said. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said during a Sunday morning press conference that had police not responded so quickly, ‘hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today’. Whaley said Betts was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him. Betts opened fire on the bar from the street. Police say Betts killed his sister, Megan (center, with her brother Connor), 22, and her boyfriend. They were found shot dead in a vehicle near the bar. Police released the identities of the victims Sunday afternoon: Lois Ogelsby, 27, Sayed Saleh, 38, Derek Fudge, 57, Logan Turner, 30, Nicholas Cummer, 25, Thomas McNichols, 25, Beatrice Warren Curtis, 36, and 39-year-old Monica Brickhouse. Authorities have not established a motive for the attack, but it has been reported that six of the nine victims were African-American men. ‘It’s a very tragic incident and we’re doing everything we can to investigate it and try to identify the motivation behind this,’ Carper said.
SOURCE: Daily Mail