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  • 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.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

  • Hannah Gliemann shields her candle from the wind during an Interfaith Vigil for El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shooting victims hosted by the Jonesboro local group of the Arkansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:00 am

Dayton bar patrons commemorate 1 week since mass shooting

Associated Press

 

DAYTON, Ohio – 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. Sunday at Ned Peppers Bar in the city's popular entertainment district.

The song "We Are Family" then played over loudspeakers.

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 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.