Dayton Shooting: Betts family ‘shocked and devastated,’ thanks law enforcement

Bellbrook Police Chief reads statement from Betts family

BELLBROOK — The Betts family said it is “shocked and devastated,” thanked first responders and offered condolences to the victims’ families and friends in the Sunday mass shooting in Dayton.

Connor Betts is the suspected shooter and his sister, Megan Betts, was among the nine people killed in the Oregon District rampage.

Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty took no questions after he read a statement from the Betts family during an 8 p.m. press conference at the corner of Brookshire and Ivy Crest drives, near the family’s home.

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Here is the entirety of the statement issued by the Betts family:

"The Betts family is shocked and devastated by the events of Sunday morning in the Oregon District. They offer their most heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of the victims, their families and friends. They thank the first responders from the Dayton Police and Fire Departments for their quick response to minimize casualties and to all who provided aid and comfort to the victims. They also thank Chief Doherty and the Bellbrook Police Department for providing a peaceful environment surrounding their home.
The Betts family is cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation into this tragedy. They respect the investigative process being conducted by the Dayton Police Department and the FBI, and will not comment further on the investigation. The Betts family would like to express their enormous gratitude and love for everyone that has reached out and given their support during this awful time. They ask that everyone respect the family's privacy in order to mourn the loss of their son and daughter and to process the horror of Sunday's events.
Thank you."

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