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Dayton Police offer detailed timeline of moments before Oregon District mass shooting

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Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting including Ned Peppers bar, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- In a Tuesday press conference, Dayton Police provided a timeline of the moments leading up to the deadly Oregon District mass shooting.

"This was planned well before he got to the Oregon District," explained Dayton Police Richard Biehl describing shooter Conner Betts. Authorities said Betts killed nine people and wounded 17 others in just 32 seconds.

On August 3rd at 11:04 PM, the shooter, his sister and a friend arrived in the Oregon District. After parking their car behind a restaurant, the trio walked to a bar called "Blind Bob's." At 12:14 AM August 4th, Betts leaves Blind Bob's and goes to Ned Peppers where he stayed for 30 minutes.

At 12:44, police said Betts goes back to his car. Investigators said for about eight minutes, Betts changed his clothes, including wearing body armor, "He had plates. But that's all. Ballistic plates," explained Chief Biehl.

According to the police presentation, Betts walked back toward the packed bars. Authorities said at some point Betts stopped, presumably to get his weapon ready. Police said the shooting started at 1:05 AM. Three people were fatally shot near a taco stand outside Blind Bob's, including Betts' sister. Police say he then continued his rampage down East 5th Street, running across the street where several more people were fatally shot outside Ned Peppers.

At 1:06 AM, just a little more than 30 seconds after the shooting started, Dayton Police officers confront Betts, fatally shooting him before he could get inside the bar.

Chief Biehl said the most important information from video and pictures that night appear to show Betts acted alone. "Clearly that day, during that time frame we don't see anyone assisting him in committing this horrendous crimes."

Chief Biehl also said it's not known if the shooter's sister and friend were intended targets. The FBI continues to investigate. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact them https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/fc23acc1060a6f5

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