Authorities have identified the gunman as 24-year-old Connor Betts , who was fatally shot by officers. Nine people were fatally shot, including the gunman’s sister and her boyfriend, as well as 27 other people injured in the shooting at Dayton ’s historic Oregon District , according to authorities.
The band " The Acacia Strain " is now facing scrutiny after a photo circulating from the scene, allegedly of the shooter’s body after being shot dead by responding police, saw the lifeless individual wearing a hoodie from " The Acacia Strain " featuring the lyrics from the band’s song “ Ramirez “. This led to local news reports such as the one below on Twitter .
Suspect in shooting was wearing shorts with a black sweatshirt that read: "No heart to fear, no soul to steal."— Jim Heath (@JimHeathTV) August 4, 2019
The slogan is believed to be from a hateful and vengeful song called Ramirez by The Acacia Strain, a metalcore band.
The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett took to social media to respond to the matter.
What happened in Dayton is horrifying. Even more so to know that the shooter was wearing a TAS hoodie is making me sick. There is no excuse for this. Anyone who knows anything knows we don’t condone this behavior. No one has the right to take another’s life.— low-carb vincent. (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 4, 2019
We will be taking action to help the families of the victims however we can.— low-carb vincent. (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 4, 2019
I’m fucking shaking.— low-carb vincent. (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 4, 2019
Music is an outlet. Music should purify. Use art as a positive outlet to your negative emotions. If you feel angry - turn to music, turn to creation. This has to stop.— low-carb vincent. (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 4, 2019
Please be good to one another. Hold on to your loved ones and never let them go. Surround yourselves with people who make you happy, and strive to be the person that makes everyone smile.— low-carb vincent. (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 4, 2019