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FBI will lead investigation into Dayton shooter's 'orientation toward violent ideologies'

The FBI is taking a big role in investigation the Dayton, Ohio shooting that left nine people dead over the weekend.

Just hours after 22 people were killed in El Paso, Texas shooting, a person who'd previously expressed "a desire to commit a mass shooting" opened fire in Dayton, officials said in a Tuesday afternoon press conference. That "evidence of a violent ideology" has moved the FBI to take the lead in investigation into the shooting, the head of the FBI's Cincinnati office said ahead of a visit from President Trump to the city.

The FBI head and Dayton's police chief didn't release too many details of their investigation so far, saying they had a lot of work left to do. Still, they did say they "have found evidence of a violent ideology" expressed by the shooter, and added that there is "no indication it's a racial motivation." Dayton's Mayor also confirmed that she would welcome Trump to the city Wednesday, though she said earlier in the day that Trump has been "unhelpful" in the days following the shooting.

Just before the press conference, Dayton's Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) announced that he would "support legislation that prevents the sale of military style weapons to civilians, a magazine limit, and red flag legislation." Earlier in the day, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) also announced his support of a red flag law.