Oregon District Shooting

Oregon District Shooting: More than 30 witness statements included in new report

DAYTON — Two and a half years ago a heavily armed gunman opened fire on dozens of unsuspecting people in the Oregan District during the early morning hours of Aug. 4.

Friday Dayton Police Department released their final report on the incident, including all their interview information.

While the report may provide more information, it doesn’t change that 9 people lost their lives and 17 more were injured.

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“It doesn’t resolve the issue for families and of course, our hearts go out to them,” Cathy Cornell of Dayton told News Center 7′s Mike Campbell.

The report included statements from more than 30 witnesses.

One 30-year-old man told police about an encounter seconds before the shooting began.

“I passed a strange dressed white male with what looked like a face mask and ear muffs,” said the 30-year-old man, “I kept walking and then I heard a loud bang and thought I heard somebody fall.”

The man said he then started hearing more shots.

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A woman told police she and a nurse took turns performing CPR, along with officers and firefighters, on one victim who did not survive.

“It will burn in my mind forever,” she said.

News Center 7 is continuing to review the hundreds of records provided Friday by the Dayton Police Department. A public records request by News Center 7 for investigatory records from the FBI is still in the process of being reviewed by the agency.