John Seewer, Dan Sewell and John Minchillo Associated Press Published 12:33 PM EDT Aug 5, 2019 Dayton, Ohio – As authorities in Ohio try to pin down a motive for the weekend’s second U.S. mass shooting and dig into the slain shooter’s life, what they find might also help answer another big question looming over the tragedy: What, if anything, could have stopped it? Police say the gunman was wearing a mask and body armor when he shot and killed his younger sister and eight others after the pair had arrived together with a friend earlier Saturday evening at a popular entertainment district packed with people. It all happened within 30 seconds, before police officers stationed nearby shot and killed 24-year-old Connor Betts, who was armed with a .223-caliber rifle, said Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl. He said the gun was modified, and that level of weaponry he had is “fundamentally problematic.” If all of the magazines Betts had were full – which hasn’t been confirmed – he would have had a maximum of 250 rounds, including loose rounds, Biehl said. What’s not known is whether Betts targeted any of the victims, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, the youngest of… Read full this story
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