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Dayton bar patrons commemorate 1 week since mass shooting

Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 05:46:47-04

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — People have gathered at the bar where the gunman in Dayton's mass shooting was killed by police as he approached the entrance to commemorate the tragedy.

The Dayton Daily News reports people observed a moment of silence at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at Ned Peppers Bar in the city's popular entertainment district.

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Then, the song "We Are Family" played over loudspeakers.

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The newspaper reports that many people visited the district Sunday from out of town. Ty Sullivan came from Columbus with her family. She said she "felt a need to be in this area."

Nine people were killed the Aug. 4 attack. More than 30 were injured.

Investigators say 24-year-old Connor Betts opened fire with an AR-15 style gun outside district businesses. He was killed by police within less than 30 seconds.