Ohio Terrorist Identified, Kills Younger Sister and Her Boyfriend In Dayton Bar Shooting

As victims of the Dayton, Ohio shooting have been identified, it has been reported that the deceased gunman’s sister was also killed in the massacre.

Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, 24-year-old Connor Betts opened fire with a .223 high-capacity rifle outside of Ned Peppers bar in downtown Dayton, killing nine people including his 22-year-old sister Megan and injuring at least 26 others, authorities said in a press conference.

“We will never know how many lives were saved,” Gov. Mike DeWine said during a press conference on Sunday afternoon. “The police department and the mayor gave me, my wife and I, the tour. The assailant was obviously very, very close to being able to kill dozens and dozens of more people.”

According to reports, Betts was shot dead by officers who were stationed nearby the popular Oregon entertainment district plaza within minutes as he attempted to enter the bar.

Per the New York Times, police said they continue to search for a motive, but they did not indicate whether the shooting was a targeted attack intended for the gunman’s younger sister or any other group in particular.

“Due to the very short timeline of violence, it’s hard to imagine there was much discrimination in the shooting,” Police Lt. Col. Matt Carper said.

About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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