The Ohio shooting came hours after another shooting in Texas caused fear and uproar.
Rabat – Gun safety is set to remain one of the major concerns in the US.
Early on Sunday morning, an armed man killed nine people and injured at least 16 people in Dayton, Ohio.
The police later said that responding officers shot and killed the armed suspect.
According to CNN, the shooting took place around 1 a.m. outside on East 5th Street in the city’s Oregon district.
Security services believe that the suspect acted alone. FBI is helping with the investigation.
The CNN report said that the motive of the crime was “not immediately clear.”
The incident took place hours after another gunman killed 24 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told CNN that it was a “tragedy that i’m having a hard time getting my arms around.”
Images of the suspect have gone viral, showing him wearing glasses and a dark t-shirt. The man was holding a rifle.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that the reports of the incident in El Paso were “very bad, many killed.”
“God be with you all!” the president added.
Throughout the years, the US has suffered multiple mass shootings. Last weekend, a 19 year old opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, killing four people, while at least 11 were injured.
The gunman used a rifle.
According to ABC News, there have been at least 16 mass shootings in 2019 in the US, and the first 10 took place through May.
The report tellingly noted that there have been more mass shootings in the first five months of 2019 than the same period in 2018.
Trump’s gun control policy is sparking controversy across the world.
The Washington Post estimated in 2015 that there were 357 million firearms in the US in 2013, meaning the country hosted “40 million more guns than people.”