The Dayton mass shooting gunman, Connor Betts, 24, drove to the scene of the carnage with his sister, Megan, 22. He then made her one of the nine victims killed in his shooting spree.
Connor opened fire on a crowded street in the Ohio city lined with bars and restaurants around 1 AM, but before that the siblings and a mutual acquaintance drove together to the nightlife district in Betts’ father’s car.
Sometime after the trio arrived, Connor split up from the other two, during which time he grabbed his AR-15-style rifle, crept through an alley towards the front of the bar and opened fire.
The rifle was equipped with a 100-round capacity, and Betts gunned down the first of his victims near a tattoo parlor, then moved across the street towards Ned Peppers Bar, officials said.
Responding cops, including at least two armed with long guns, fatally shot Betts within 30 seconds of his first shot. But that was all the time he need to kill nine people and wound 27 more.
Connor’s sister was among the dead, and the siblings’ friend was wounded.
Investigators said it’s unclear whether Megan Betts was her brother’s intended target. No specific motive has been identified.
Biehl said of the Betts family,
“It’s a nagging question and I just don’t have the answer. This is a nightmare for them, and I think they are struggling, as you can understand.”
(Photo, Facebook; via NY Post)