THE SISTER OF the man who opened fire at a bar in Ohio, is among nine people who were killed, local police have said.
Nine people were killed and a further 16 people were injured in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio overnight.
The assailant was shot dead by police and it has since emerged that Megan Betts, the 22-year-old sister of gunman Connor Betts, was also shot dead during the attack.
The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 am (6am Irish time) in the popular bar and nightlife Oregon district of the city, Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said.
“We had one shooter that we are aware of and multiple victims,” he told reporters.
“The shooter is deceased, from gunshot wounds from the responding officers,” he said, adding no police were injured.
“We have nine victims deceased … and we have approximately 16 more victims hospitalised right now in unknown conditions.”