Police investigating ‘active shooter’ incident in Ohio

Police in Ohio are investigating reports of a shooting at a bar in Dayton.

A spokesperson said at least 16 people had been taken to hospital following the incident.

Pictures of the scene captured by witnesses outside Ned Peppers Bar in the city’s Oregon District showed a police cordon surrounding the area.

One witness, James Williams, who said he was sitting outside the bar at the time of the incident recalled a man carrying a rifle approaching the area before opening fire.

He said on Facebook: “The active shooter he tried to go into the bar but did not make it through the door someone took the gun from him and he got shot and is dead.

“A bunch of people was taken to hospital I don’t know how many this place is a disaster.”

In a further video to Facebook, Mr Williams added: “It’s awful. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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In a tweet, Dayton Police Department advised people to avoid the Oregon District area of the city as an investigation continued.

It added: “This is a large scene and investigation.”

The reports of the incident came just hours after another shooting at a Walmart in Texas left at least 20 people dead.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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