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It was the nation’s second mass shooting in less than 24 hours after at least 20 people were slain in El Paso, Texas.
The Dayton Police Department said on Twitter the incident unfolded at 1 a.m. in the city’s Oregon District near downtown, but officers were nearby and “were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”
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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo ‘gearing up for 20 funerals,’ wants to ‘bring our city together’
By Vandana Rambaran | Fox News
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo praised first responders who rushed to the scene of the shooting at a local Walmart that killed 20 people and injured 26 more on Saturday morning and told Fox News he is focused on “making sure that we can bring our city together.”
Police received the first reports of an active shooter at 10:39 a.m. Officers were on the scene six minutes later and apprehended the suspect, a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, at 11:06 a.m. without exchanging any gunfire.
Margo called it “remarkable police work, which is why we’re considered one of the safest cities in the nation,” and noted that officers participate in routine drills to prepare for active shooter situations.
Still, Margo told “America’s News Headquarters”, “we’re not prepared for this and I’m not sure that any Mayor should be for something like this.”
“The perpetrator is not from El Paso and I do not believe anybody from El Paso would have done anything like this,” he said. “This is not our community and this is not what we’re about and we’ve been one region and one community for 350 years.”
Investigators say hundreds of shoppers were inside the crowded Walmart Saturday, along with 100 employees during the busy back-to-school shopping season.
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Author: Frances Rice