Dayton Vigil for Shooting Victims turns Political

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A crowd at a vigil honoring nine adults killed and others wounded by a gunman in Dayton interrupted a speech by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine with shouts “make a change.” As DeWine told the crowd Sunday evening that the families’ pain can’t be erased, many started chanting, “do something.” Mayor Nan Whaley sought to calm them, saying the vigil was intended for the victims and there will be time later for dealing with policy issues. As names of the slain victims were read aloud, the audience repeated each one. Police say the shooter, 24-year-old Connor Betts, opened fire in the area around 1:00 am Sunday in a popular entertainment district, killing his sister and eight others. Police say he was fatally shot within 30 seconds.

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