Dayton Shooter Was Wearing “Deathcore” Band Hoodie

Dayton’s ABC News affiliate reports:

The deadly Oregon District shooting that left nine people and the shooter dead “is a day we all dread happening,” Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference. She began the news conference by passing along information that the shooter was wearing body armor, used a .223-caliber, high-capacity magazine and had additional magazines on his person.

Dayton police, on regular patrol in the Oregon District, shot and killed the gunman in less than a minute after the shooting began at 1 a.m.

“If the Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute, hundreds of people in the Oregon District would be dead today,” she said. “This is the 250th mass shooting in America. It’s sad that it’s in the city of Dayton.”

I won’t post it here, but photos of the killer’s body have appeared on social media. The shooter, who has not been officially named at this writing, was wearing a The Acacia Strain hoodie, a Massachusetts-based band described as “deathcore” on Wikipedia. Below, The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett reacts to the news.