DAYTON, OH. (THECOUNT) — A man wearing body armor opened fire in Dayton, Ohio Oregon District, killing at least 10 and injuring scores more. And as horrible as that is, police say their quick response deterred a much, much worse outcome.
The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. early Sunday morning outside of Ned Peppers Bar, a popular nightclub, located at, 419 E 5th St, in Dayton, OH, in the city’s Oregon Historic District.
“This is extremely unusual, obviously, for any community, let alone Dayton,” Dayton Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of the Police Lt. Col. Matt Carper said. “In our Oregon District, this is unheard of.”
“As bad as this is, it could have been much, much worse, as I think everyone will become aware of here as more information unfolds,” Carper said. “We were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”
The shooting marks the the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours.
Dayton’s Oregon District ia a historic neighborhood near downtown that’s home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants and theaters, reports WBAL.
Sixteen people were injured in the shooting according to the Dayton police. The conditions of the injured were not immediately provided by officials.
Carper told reporters early Sunday morning the suspect was shot and killed by responding officers.
The identity of the suspect has not been made public.
No officers were injured in the deadly incident.
The suspected shooter also wore body armor during the attack, according to Montgomery County Emergency Services spokeswoman Deb Decker.
Geo quick facts: The Oregon Historic District is a neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio. The Oregon District includes one of the earliest surviving combinations of commercial and residential architecture in Dayton. Examples of Dayton’s architectural history from 1820 to 1915 line the brick streets and lanes in this 12 square block area – Wikipedia.