"Just based on where we're at now we are not seeing any indication of race being a motive", Daytonpolice chief Richard Biehl said as he gave an update into the investigation into the shooting.
Biehl released surveillance footage showing panicked crowds running down the street to escape the violent outbursts of rapid gunfire, as well as a 911 call made moments after the mass shooting began. The officers were not injured.
Betts' rampage was the second mass shooting in the us over the weekend, both leaving a total of 31 people dead and more than 50 injured. The motive for the attack is still unclear.
Together the two assaults wounded more than 50 people. Police are trying to determine the shooter's whereabouts after he and his sister separated.
A former cheerleader, the woman said she didn't really know Betts and was surprised when a police officer told her during her freshman year that her name was included on a list of potential targets. Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, the president said Sunday that "we're going to take care" of the problem.
The Dayton incident occurred shortly after 1am in the popular bar and nightlife OR district of the city, Police Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carper said.
Reports in local media and eyewitness accounts to NBC News suggest the shooting took place at or near Ned Peppers bar, in the heart of the district. It was ordered online from Texas but transferred to the suspect at a local firearms dealer, the police chief said. They said they also found a shotgun in his auto.
Still, DeWine later said he supported background checks, as well as "Red Flag" laws that would allow authorities to confiscate weapons from those deemed a threat to themselves or others.
Police did not detail the Betts siblings' relationship. Authorities do not believe the male companion, who had driven to the scene with the shooter and his sister, had advance knowledge of the attack, two law enforcement sources tell CNN. "We have a lot of evidence still to go through".
Nine people remained hospitalized Sunday evening, hospital officials said.
Within seconds, the shooter is brought to his knees by police right before he's able to enter a nightclub that is full of people fleeing from his rampage. Though the two attacks staggered a nation accustomed to gun violence, the bigger shock may have been that the death toll wasn't even worse.
He said he and his friends consider the area a safe, fun place to hang out on weekends, where many people walk around outdoors and enjoy patios at restaurants and bars.