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Betts family shares first statement after Dayton shooting

Oregon District Shooting

BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – Bellbrook Police Chief Doherty presented a statement on behalf of the Betts family Tuesday evening:

“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 Department 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. The 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 to process the horror of Sunday’s events.”

The Betts family, delivered by Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty

The Betts lost both of their children in the shooting due to the fact that their son was the gunman, who also shot and killed his sister Megan in the attack.

The press conference where the statement was read took place on the corner of Ivy Crest Drive and Brookshire Drive. The Betts family home is not far from this intersection, but the road has been blocked off since Sunday to give the family privacy and safety.

Chief Doherty has been speaking on behalf of the family since Sunday and said that the family will not be answering questions. He also says that he shared contact information for media outlets with the family and they will decide when they are ready to reach out again.

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