NYPD ‘monitoring developments’ surrounding Ohio mass shooting

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 09:25:31-04

New Yorkers may see a larger security presence Sunday after a second mass shooting took place in under 24 hours.

The NYPD's counterterrorism unit says they "continue to monitor the developments" surrounding a shooting that has left 9 dead and 26 injured in Dayton, Ohio. The shooter is also dead. This follows a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that has so far killed 20 and injured 26 more.

Following Saturday's shooting, the counterterrorism unit alerted citizens that additional deployments were made as a precautionary measure.

Westchester County Police also says they are monitoring developments.

"Although there is no indication of any threats in this region, Westchester County Police are also assessing the need for increased patrols in Mount Kisco and Cortlandt, the two communities where the County Police provide municipal police service," the department said in a statement.

The Ohio shooting was the 251st mass shooting in America so far in 2019.