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Dayton shooting: One year later, community gathers for nine-minute moment of silence

Video Credit: WCPO Cincinnati
Published on August 5, 2020 - Duration: 02:17s

Dayton shooting: One year later, community gathers for nine-minute moment of silence

A small crowd gathered outside Ned Pepperโ€™s Bar in the Oregon district Tuesday night to remember the one-year anniversary of Dayton's mass shooting.

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Dayton shooting: One year later, community gathers for nine-minute moment of silence

TONIGHT -- WE ARE REMEMBER THELIVES TAKEN IN THAT MASSSHOOTING."What happened down here is atragedy yes.

We can't lethose 9 lives beforgotten."WCPO 9 NEWSREPORTER JAKE RYLE WAS THEREIN DAYTONTONIGHT.HE SPOKE ONE-ON-ONEWITH SURVIVORS WHO REMEMBERTHAT NIGHT.OUTSIDE OF NED PEPPER'S BAR INTHE OREGON DISTRICT..JEREMYGANGERREFLECTS.."i'm so sorry I couldn't helpthe 9 we lost."PENNED POST-ITNOTES..

WITH MESSAGES..

OF THEGOOD..

'THANK YOU FOR NOTLETTING HIM THROUGH'.GANGERWAS THE SECURITY GUARD WHOSTOPPED THE GUNMEN..

FROMENTERING THEBAR., "Our whole community needsto understand that we can'tlet him beat us."THAT'SEXACTLY WHAT BROUGHT ANTHONYJACKSON.., "Kinda.

Yeah.

In a sense."BACK TO THE OREGON DISTRICT..FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THESHOOTING.., "Told my wife that I wantedto come down.

Face everything.My heart was pumping.

Myadrenaline at night.

Just hadto get down here.HE WASINSIDE NEDPEPPERS.."We hit the ground.

I justgunfire.

Bop bop bop, bop, bop"NOW - AN OPPORTUNITY TOEMBRACE THE REALITY OF THATNIGHT..AND TO THANK THE GUY..WHO SAVED HISLIFE.embraceAS JACKSON AND GANGER..MEET FOR THE FIRSTTIME."Just after 8pm - dozensgathered on these sidewalks..9 minutes of silence.

For the9 lives lost that day one yearago.hugging..

THE EMOTIONS..STILL VERY REAL.crying..

AS THIS GROUP..SHINES A LIGHT..

ON A DARKDAY.."I understand we need to movepast this.

Move on.

Rebuildour community.

The 9 people welost.

We can never, everforget."CHOOSING TO REMEMBERTHE GOOD..

AS CLOSURE..

COMESONE HUG AT ATIME., "We can't let the situationdefine us.

We can't let himbeat us.

Just keep coming backdown to support.

I feel likeover a period of time, it'llget better."IN DAYTON, OHIO..JAKE RYLE, WCPO 9 NEWS.

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