(8-4-19) Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, a man wearing body armor and carrying high-capacity magazines fired dozens of rounds into the crowd on Dayton’s East Fifth Street near the Ned Peppers Bar, killing ten people and wounding 26 others.

Megan Betts
Megan Betts
  • Megan Betts, 22. (sister of the suspected shooter, identified as Connor Betts (24))
  • Lois L. Oglesby, 27
  • Saeed Saleh, 38
  • Derrick Fudge, 57
  • Logan Turner, 30
  • Nicholas Cumer, 25
  • Thomas McNichols, 25
  • Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36
  • Monica Brickhouse, 39

Thousands of people were in the popular Oregon District, home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants and theaters. The gunman, Connor Betts, was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and additional high-capacity magazines. Less than a minute after the gunman began shooting, he was shot and killed by first responders.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

“If Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute, hundreds of people could be dead in the Oregon District today.”

The Mayor also released the following statement-


According to other media sources, Betts while a Bellbrook High School student was suspended for causing a lockdown by writing a “hit-list” on a bathroom wall.