Dayton man, 34, identified as victim of deadly shooting at jazz club

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:25 p.m.: 

The victim of a deadly shooting at a Dayton jazz club has been identified as Brandon Harris, 34, of Dayton, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

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A second person, who has not been identified, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

The overnight shooting at Rick’s Jazz Club was the first of two deadly shootings Thursday in Dayton at businesses within feet of each other.

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Around 10:30 a.m., a person was shot and later died from their injuries in front of the Save Food Super Market, located just in front of Rick's Jazz Club.

The identity of victim in the second shooting has not been released, pending notification of family.

Police have not said if they believe if the two shootings are connected.

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We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.


One man was killed and another was injured in a double shooting at Rick’s Jazz Club early this morning.

Officers were patrolling the area when security from the establishment flagged the officers down around 3:10 a.m.

One victim died on the scene, and a second was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries considered life threatening said Dayton Police Sergeant Doug George.

George reported that police were at Rick’s Jazz Lab last week regarding guns found in the parking lot.

Two vehicles, a silver car and a red SUV, were being towed as part of the investigation into the shooting.

George said that there was no information about what led up to the shooting, but reported that a double homicide occurred at the same location about a year and a half ago.