'People were just falling:' Witness describes Ohio mass shooting

Posted at 8:32 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 11:32:44-04

DAYTON, Ohio. (AP) -- A witness is describing the chaos that unfolded on the streets during the shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

Anthony Reynolds says he and his friends were leaving a bar in the Oregon District around 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard the first gunshot.

He says the gunfire was "rapid" after that and "people were just falling."

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The 31-year-old Reynolds says he got a glimpse of the shooter, who he says was dressed in all black and carrying a large gun.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the shooter was wearing body armor and had extra magazines for his .223-caliber rifle.

Nine people were killed and dozens more were injured before police killed the shooter.

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