Dayton shooter had history of ‘violence towards women,’ an ex-girlfriend says

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Published in NBC News by Ben Kesslen on August 7, 2019

The president of the National Organization for Women, Toni Van Pelt, told NBC News in a statement that, “While we are heartbroken at this latest act of gun violence, it should come as no surprise that the Dayton shooter had a history of alleged physical violence against women, misogynist threats, a fascination with sexual assault and a “hit list” of people he wanted to kill or rape. Mass shooters, like domestic abusers, have a history of using their power to demonstrate their authority,” the statement said in part.