The back-to-back massacres have reopened the national debate over gun safety and led protesters in Dayton to heckle Ohio's Republican governor, Mike DeWine, at a vigil for the shooting victims with chants of "Do something!"
It is a highly unusual predicament for an American president to at once try to console a community and a nation at the same time he is being criticized as contributing to a combustible
Crowds of protesters outside the hospital set up a “baby Trump” blimp balloon, chanted “Do Something!” and held signs reading “Hate not welcome here,” “Stop this terror,” and “You are why.”
President's motorcade passed El Paso protesters holding "Racist Go Home" signs. In Dayton, raw anger and pain were on display as protesters chanted "Ban those guns" and "Do something!"
Police did not disclose a possible motive for the attack or release the names or ages of anyone who was killed, including the alleged assailant. An investigation is ongoing, it said, adding that there was no further threat to public safety.
No students were hurt in the incident at Richneck Elementary School in the coastal city of Newport News. Police said that the victim was a teacher in her 30s and her injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
The shooting happened at the birthday party around 10:30pm, Sgt. Jeremy Burkett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. There was no initial confirmation about what led to the shooting.