Authorities have identified the nine people killed in a deadly mass shooting early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. The suspected gunman, 24-year-old Connor Betts, was fatally shot by police within a minute of opening fire just after 1 a.m. in the Oregon District, a popular entertainment area, full of restaurants, bars and clubs.
Megan Betts, 22
The suspect’s sister was among those killed in the shooting, and was reportedly among the first victims. Still, according to NBC News, authorities have not yet determined if Megan was the shooter’s intended target. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Connor Betts drove with his sister and her friend to the area prior to the shooting. The friend survived and is reportedly speaking with investigator.
According to NPR, Betts was an earth and environmental science student at Wright State University.
Monica Brickhouse, 39
Brickhouse was in Dayton with a friend who was also fatally shot. According to Buzzfeed, Brickhouse was originally from Ohio but lived in Virginia Beach. She reportedly owned an event planning business called Two Good Girls.
Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36
A close friend of Monica Brickhouse, Warren-Curtis also lived in Virginia and went by her middle name of Nicole, NPR reports.
“These two ladies were very special to me,” a friend wrote about the pair on Facebook, according to Buzzfeed. “I’m sad and mad and this senseless loss.”
Logan Turner, 30
Turner had just turned 30 earlier in the week, and was reportedly out celebrating with friends. He had also attended Wright State University, according to the New York Post.
Lois Oglesby, 27
Oglesby was a young mother who had recently given birth to her second child, NPR reports. According to the Dayton Daily News, she was in nursing school.
Saeed Saleh, 38
Personal details about Saleh are pending confirmation.
Thomas McNichols, 25
Reportedly described by friends as a “gentle giant,” McNichols had four children ranging in age between 2 and 8 years old.
Derrick R. Fudge, 57
Fudge’s niece told NPR that the Springfield, Ohio, resident was out for a night on the town with his son when he was fatally shot.
Nicholas P. Cumer, 25
Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, released a statement obtained by NPR that said Cumer was a master’s student in the school’s cancer care program.
“Nicholas was dedicated to caring for others,” the school president said.
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[Feature image: Clockwise from top left: Lois L. Oglesby; Nicholas Cumer; Monica Brickhouse; Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis]