DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A community vigil to honor and remember the victims of the Oregon District shooting brought out a swarm of emotion, whether it be sadness or anger, from a crowd in mourning.
The event began with a dove release, with nine to symbolize the nine people who lost their lives in the attack.
Mayor Nan Whaley, Rep. Tim Ryan, Congressman Mike Turner, and Governor Mike DeWine were among those who took the stage to offer their condolences.
Governor DeWine, however, was interrupted by chants of “Do Something” from the crowd. He powered through his remarks, and the moment quickly passed as the next speaker offered their thoughts on the tragedy.
Community members read the names of the victims and candles were lit in their honor.
Additionally, Indivisible Springfield, Ohio is hosting a vigil in response to the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso over the weekend.
“Too many deaths have taken place and we are coming together to lift up these families and communities in prayers, words and action,” the group’s Facebook event page said. “With the recent acts of gun violence in El Paso and in Dayton we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”
That vigil will take place on Fountain Ave. across from the Courtyard By Marriott at the fountain at 7:30 pm on Monday.
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