All fatal wounds came from Dayton shooter's gun

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The Montgomery County coroner says all fatal gunshot wounds to the nine victims in Dayton's mass shooting came from Connor Betts' weapon, not police.

Dr. Kent Harshbarger said during a Thursday news conference that two people shot Aug. 4 by Betts were also shot by police but that none of the shots were lethal.

Harshbarger said Betts was shot by police about 24 times with wounds mostly to Betts' upper torso and lower extremities.

Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said the goal in the Aug. 4 mass shooting was to "immediately stop the killing." The 24-year-old was killed by police.

The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts' system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie carrying cocaine was found on Betts' body.

The Montgomery County coroner says the Dayton gunman had cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time of the massing shooting that killed nine people before police fatally shot him.

Dr. Kent Harshbarger said during a Thursday news conference that authorities also found a bag of cocaine on the body of 24-year-old Connor Betts.

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