The shooter identified in Sunday’s Dayton, Ohio, attack appears to have had a now-suspended Twitter account filled with far-left rhetoric and comments about guns.
Connor Betts, 24, opened fire in downtown Dayton early Sunday morning. He killed nine people, including his sister, and injured 27 others. This attack came 14 hours after 21-year-old Patrick Crusius allegedly murdered 22 people and injured over two dozen others in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday.
The Twitter account, called “@iamthespookster,” included retweets about attacks against fascists, comments about guns and support for Satan, Heavy first reported.
Photographs from the Twitter account look similar to those circulating identifying Betts. One picture tweeted out is of a new tattoo, which can be partially seen from a photo used in articles about the shooting. He had references about Dayton and apparent family members had commented on some of his tweets.
Betts appears to identify himself as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back,” according to the Twitter account. He tweeted about gun control and commented on past mass shootings.
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