UPDATE: Authorities identify victims killed in Ohio shooting

Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 14:55:55-04

UPDATE (11:52) - Neighbors and classmates of the Dayton shooter were surprised that he was at the center of a mass shooting that killed nine people and injured dozens.

A neighbor whose property is near Connor Betts' family home says he often saw the 24-year-old doing everyday activities like walking the dog or mowing the lawn. Stephen Cournoyer says Betts "seemed like a good kid," but "obviously he had an issue."

Brad Howard, a longtime classmate of Betts, was shocked. He says "the Connor Betts that I knew was a nice kid."

Authorities released the name's of the victims fatally shot by a gunman in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday morning.

Authorities said the shooter's 22-year-old sister, Megan Betts, was one of the nine victims killed.

Police identified the other victims as Lois Oglesby, 27; Said Saleh, 38; Derrick Fudge, 57; Logan Turner, 30; Nicholas Cummer, 25; Thomas McNichols, 25; Beatrice Warren Curtis, 36; and Monica Brickhouse, 39.

The shooter is identified by police as 24-year-old Connor Betts, who was killed by police after he opened fire.

Authorities say Betts was killed less than a minute after he started shooting a .223-caliber rifle into the streets of a popular Dayton nightlife area around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Mayor Nan Whaley says Betts was wearing body armor and had additional high-capacity magazines but a motive has not yet been publicly discussed.

This was the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, leaving at least 29 dead.