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mo4ch:>Dayton shooter was apparently a self-professed ‘leftist,’ Warren & Sanders fan – Twitter | Mo4ch News

Judging by Twitter activity, the Dayton, Ohio shooter appears to have held views opposite to those of the El Paso, Texas gunman from hours earlier. A now-suspended account, allegedly his own, implies he was a die-hard leftist.

Connor Betts, who has been identified as the gunman who killed 9 people outside a Dayton bar on Sunday, allegedly ran a Twitter page under the handle @iamthespookster, in which he expressed anti-fascist, left-wing views, mostly by means of retweeting and occasional original tweets.

The account has now been suspended, though some of the tweets can still be accessed through web page archiving services. The page was unearthed by, which cited “several family linkages” and the images that appeared on the alleged shooter’s page and those of his relatives as proof that the account was authentic. Among the followers of the now-suspended page there is indeed a Steve Betts (Stephen is the name of Connor Betts' father), who in turn follows Meg Betts (Meghan was the name of his sister who was killed in his rampage). The appearance of the shooter in photos by police also matches several pictures posted by the account.

A brief scan of Betts’ alleged Twitter feed shows that he was a supporter of the Democratic Party, and not a fan of US President Donald Trump. He urged to “vote blue” and rallied behind Democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and the latter’s socialist beliefs. In a reply, he wrote he wouldn't vote for Kamala Harris "cuz Harris is a cop."

In his profile description, Betts described himself as a “leftist” and included a now-ominous-sounding prophecy: “I’m going to hell and I’m not coming back.”

Like many fellow progressives, he was critical of the Trump administration's migration policy, retweeting posts that call border agents “monsters” and detention centers at the US-Mexico border “concentration camps.”

The screenshots of his alleged posts circulating on Twitter show him voicing support to Antifa activist Willem Van Spronsen, who was killed by police last month after attempting an attack on an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington. Upon his demise, Spronsen became a “hero” and a “martyr” among many anti-Trump online users.

Betts reportedly followed a number of Antifa accounts and retweeted their content.

Some of his posts going back several years appear to praise Satan, complete with a #HailSatan hashtag.

There has been no official confirmation of the Twitter page's authenticity. Twitter suspended it shortly after its existence was publicized by Heavy and was noticed by multiple conservative users. They took the opportunity to spread the word in an effort to regain ground in the gun violence debate following the shooting in El Paso, which left 20 people dead some 13 hours prior. There, the gunman is alleged to be a white supremacist on an anti-Hispanic crusade.

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It is unclear whether Betts' political beliefs, whatever they are, are what triggered or catalyzed his Dayton rampage. Police are still looking into his motive.

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Dayton shooter was apparently a self-professed ‘leftist,’ Warren & Sanders fan – Twitter

Dayton shooter was apparently a self-professed ‘leftist,’ Warren & Sanders fan – Twitter