Multiple people are feared dead in a shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio, with police confirming that they “are actively investigating an active shooter incident” in the city’s Oregon District.
The incident comes barely 24 hours after another shooting incident in El Paso that left some 20 people dead, and less than a week after a gunman opened fire at a garlic festival in California, killing three people including two children.
Dayton police have urged residents to avoid the area until the incident is brought under control.
Sunday’s incident is the 251st mass shooting in the U.S. in 2019.
The latest incidents come at a time when fresh calls for tighter gun control laws have emerged.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has expressed his support for the calls to avail stricter gun laws, saying the U.S. seems to be “accepting the idea that these [shootings] are going to be a regular occurrence”.