At least nine people have been killed and 16 wounded in a shooting in Dayton, in the US state of Ohio, according to police.
Authorities said the shooting in the early hours of Sunday occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.
The Dayton Daily News reported that the incident took place at or near an establishment called Ned Pepper’s Bar in Dayton’s Oregon District.
In a post on Twitter, the Dayton police department said that an “active shooter situation” had begun at 01:22am.
“The shooter is deceased. There are 9 others also deceased. At least 16 others went to area hospitals with injuries,” it said.
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
In a separate tweet, Dayton police said it had officers “in the immediate vicinity when this shooting began and were able to respond and put an end to it quickly”. It said the FBI were assisting in the investigation.
Miami Valley Hospital spokeswoman Terrea Little was quoted as saying by The Associated Press news agency that 16 victims had been received at the hospital, but she could not confirm their conditions.
Video from the scene showed a host of emergency vehicles on a street that had been cordoned off.
The incident came hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, killed at least 20 people and wounded 26 others.
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SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies