At least nine people have been killed and 16 wounded in a shooting in Dayton, in the US state of Ohio, according to police.

Authorities said the shooting in the early hours of Sunday occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.

The Dayton Daily News reported that the incident took place at or near an establishment called Ned Pepper’s Bar in Dayton’s Oregon District.

In a post on Twitter, the Dayton police department said that an “active shooter situation” had begun at 01:22am.

“The shooter is deceased. There are 9 others also deceased. At least 16 others went to area hospitals with injuries,” it said.

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