By The Associated Press
People gathered at the scene of the Dayton mass shooting to pay tribute to the victims.
The Dayton Daily News reports people observed a moment of silence at 1:05 a.m. Aug. 11 at Ned Peppers Bar in the city’s popular entertainment district.
In this Aug. 4, 2019 photo Annette Gibson Strong places candles at a makeshift memorial for the slain and wounded at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Annette Gibson Strong started placing candles at a makeshift memorial the day of the shooting on Sunday. Strong says she’s continued to care for the memorial near Ned Peppers Bar in Dayton. It was outside the bar that Dayton police shot and killed the shooter as he approached the bar’s entrance. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The song “We Are Family” then played over loudspeakers.
The newspaper reports that many people visited the district Aug. 11 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—6 of whom were African-American—were killed in 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 the district’s businesses. He was killed by police within less than 30 seconds.