City of Dayton holds nine minutes of silence to remember shooting victims

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Oregon District Remembers

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Dayton observed nine minutes of silence at 8:04 p.m. to remember the victims of the Oregon District shooting.

As many tributes were forced to be held virtually due to the pandemic, Mayor Nan Whaley took to Facebook to share her thoughts with the city one year after the tragedy.

“I have often wondered why this tragedy in our city seemed to attract so much attention. We were the 250th shooting in 2019, with many more after us, but the national spotlight became fixated on Dayton,” she said. “I think what drew so much attention is the resiliency we all feel so deeply in our community.”

The City posted a nine minute video tribute and encouraged residents to hit play right at 8:04 p.m.:

Meanwhile, a group gathered in the Oregon District to remember those lost.


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