Two mass shootings 14 hours apart over the weekend have left 31 people dead and more than 50 others wounded in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Here’s the latest of what we know.

Here’s what else you need to know about what happened.


  • The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. Sunday in the city’s entertainment district and lasted less than a minute, officials said, before police who heard the gunfire killed the 24-year-old gunman.
  • The nine dead included the gunman’s 22-year-old sister, identified as Megan Betts, 22. Six of those killed were black, three were white. The gunman, identified as Connor Betts, 24, of a Dayton suburb, was white. Officials said 27 people were wounded.
  • Police say they do not know if Megan Betts was an intended target and that a motive was not yet clear. The siblings had gone to Dayton’s Oregon District together before separating.
  • Officials say the gunman wore a mask and body armor and was armed with a .223-caliber high-capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines.

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  • In Philly’s Latino communities, people were horrified by news of the mass shootings, and called for Latinos and their allies to come together. “As a person of color, it’s been hard over the past couple years, but as a Latina, now I feel I’m being hunted, like I literally have a target on my back,” one El Paso native in Philadelphia said.
  • In a scripted address to the nation, President Donald Trump called the killers “monsters," appealed for national unity and said, "Our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy.” The nine-minute speech marked a shift in tone from the president’s remarks on Twitter, where he lashed out against the media and claimed that news coverage has “contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years.”