FBI Investigating Dayton Mass Shooting

Nine Killed, 27 Wounded In Mass Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (WTVN)--The Federal Bureau of Investigation is opening a probe into the mass shooting in Dayton Sunday, that left nine people dead, and 27 others injured.

Special Agent in Charge Todd Wickerham says the shooter was fascinated with mass shootings, and wished to carry one out of his own.

The investigation will look to establish a motive. One of the victims of the shooting included the shooter's own sister.

So far, there's been no link to race being a factor, and there's been no link established to the El Paso shooting, which left 22 people dead, and the shooter there holding animosity towards latinos.

There's also a report in the Dayton Daily News that the Dayton shooter was a counter-protestor at a KKK rally in Dayton, back in May. The eventual gunman was also believed to be carrying a gun that day, similar to one used in the shooting. He also spoke to a reporter that day, while wearing a bandana over his face, and sunglasses.

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