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9 killed in Ohio in second mass shooting incident in US within 24 hours

A second incident of shooting is being reported in US in less than 24 hours. The latest incident is being reported from Dayton in Ohio where the police is on the lookout for an active shooter.

9 killed in Ohio in second mass shooting incident in US within 24 hours
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A second incident of shooting is being reported in US in less than 24 hours. The latest incident is being reported from Dayton in Ohio where a shooter killed at least nine people and injured 16 others. The shooter was later killed by the police.

The attack was first reported on Twitter by Dayton Police Department, which tweeted, “We are actively investigating an active shooter incident in the #OregonDistrict. Please avoid the area. More information to come.”

The police later confirmed that nine people had been killed by the shooter while 16 injured had been rushed to hospital.

The Dayton Police Department had officers in the immediate vicinity of the spot when the shooting began and "were able to respond and put an end to it quickly".

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also reached the spot to assist in the investigation.

In another mass shooting incident in the US in the last 24 hours, a 21-year-old shooter killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

News agency Reuters said that images showed a young white man wearing glasses, khaki trousers and a dark T-shirt, and pointing an assault-style rifle. He appears to be wearing headphones or ear defenders.