By PoliZette Staff | August 4, 2019

A gunman who opened fire in the wee hours of Sunday morning in a trendy entertainment district of Dayton, Ohio, killed at least nine people and wounded 26. Police reacted immediately and were able to fatally shoot the man before he caused any more carnage.

The gunman was wearing full body armor.

He apparently also had multiple magazines, according to multiple news outlets.

Related: ‘Texas Grieves’: 20 People Dead, 26 Injured in El Paso Shooting at a Walmart

So if you went to bed on Saturday night mourning all those murdered and wounded in the El Paso, Texas, shooting early yesterday morning in and around a Walmart at a shopping center — you now have a second mass shooting to know about, absorb, and try to make sense of, somehow.

But the outrages keep piling up — because certain politicians are already blaming President Donald Trump and those who support him for somehow causing or contributing to these terrible acts of violence against innocent people.

On CNN’s “State of the Union” program  this morning, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) outrageously declared, “These are white men [who committed these acts of violence] motivated by the kind of fear that this president traffics in … Let’s connect the dots here on what is happening and why it is happening.”

He added, “[We] have to rise up and stand against what” President Trump is doing.

O’Rourke also said, “This cannot be open for debate … He does not even pretend to respect our differences and to understand we are all created equal … He is an opened, avowed racist … This is incredibly dangerous to the United States.”

Related: The Kindness of Crowds: People Line Up in El Paso to Donate Blood to the Wounded

And on Saturday, rather than focus on informing the public about the situation in El Paso, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi chatted about the need for a war against “white” nationalism — by warning Americans that they were more likely to get attacked by white nationalists in this country than by Islamic terrorists.

There is far more to come on this issue — but for now, here is more information and reaction to what happened in Dayton and in El Paso, as of this morning.

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This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

‘Multiple Deaths’ Reported in Shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday
‘Texas Grieves’ — 20 People Are Dead, Roughly Two Dozen More Are Injured After a Mall Shooting
The Kindness of Crowds in El Paso: People Line Up to Donate Blood to the Wounded in Texas Shooting

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