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Police Identify Victims of Ohio Mass Shooting — Includes Suspect’s Brother (UPDATED)


Police on Sunday released the names of the nine people who were killed at a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This includes Jordan Cofer, the brother of the alleged gunman. (Police announced the victim’s name as Megan K. Betts. He was reportedly transgender.)

Cofer was 22. Lois L. Oglesby was 27. Saeed Saleh was 38.  Derrick R. Fudge was 57. Logan M. Turner was 30. Nicholas P. Cumer was 25. Thomas J. McNichols was 25. Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis was 36. Monica E. Brickhouse was 39. At least 27 people were injured.

Authorities announced that the alleged shooter, Connor Betts, 24, opened fire using .223 caliber ammunition. The motive remains publicly unclear. The suspect attacked outside of the Ned Peppers bar, authorities said according to The Daily Beast.

This happened less than 24 hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. A suspect allegedly opened fire at a Walmart, killing 20 and injuring 27.

Updated – August 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m.: Follow up reporting from Splinter and BuzzFeed shows that the sibling killed in the shooting was a transgender man. Our article has been updated to reflect this.

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