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Dayton shooter was leftist, Twitter feed suggests

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 20:23:55-04

DAYTON, Ohio. (AP) -- A Twitter account that appears to be from the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, showed tweets that labeled himself a "leftist," bemoaned the election of President Donald Trump, supported Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraged people to cut fences of immigrant detention centers.

While investigators are still trying to determine a motive for Sunday's attack by 24-year-old Connor Betts before he was gunned down by police, his apparent Twitter feed offers a window into his politics.

And it stands in contrast to the social media of El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius, which appeared to support Trump and his border wall.

The Associated Press archived some of the feed but it was taken down by Twitter late Sunday amid online speculation it belonged to the Ohio shooter.