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Dayton Shooter Identified. Most of His Victims Were Black

Connor Betts, 24, wore body armor and used a 'high capacity' rifle
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
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Authorities stand outside the home of Connor Betts on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
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(Newser) – More details are emerging on the Ohio massacre that killed 9 people and injured 26 others—less than 24 hours after a Texas shooting claimed even more lives, USA Today reports. The gunman in Dayton, Ohio, has been identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says he used a "high capacity" rifle, carried extra magazines, and wore body armor when he opened fire in the city's entertainment district at roughly 1am on Sunday. Betts is white and six of his victims were black; his 22-year-old sister was among the dead. Five were male and four female, per WHIO, which also lists their names. (Read more mass shootings stories.)

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