• Dayton, Ohio shooting: Where is Bellbrook, hometown of alleged shooter?

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A shooting left multiple people dead and more wounded early Sunday in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio. 

    The shooting suspect, who was killed by police, was from Bellbrook, a small city in Greene County, about 15 miles south of Dayton.

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    Bellbrook was settled in 1816 and named for one of its founders, Stephen Bell and for the area waterways including Little Sugarcreek, Sugarcreek and the Little Miami River.

    It became a city in 1974 after a series of annexations of nearby Sugarcreek Township.

    The population is 6,943 and residents have a median age of 43, according to the 2010 census.

    Writer Erma Bombeck and comedian Johnathan Winters were from Bellbrook.

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