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Vigil Wednesday To Mark Two Years Since Oregon District Shooting

Dion Green, a survivor, listens to attorneys describe how a 100-round gun magazine was used in the 2019 mass shooting and in mass shootings around the country, during a press conference on Monday, August 2. His foundation, in honor of his late father, Derrick Fudge, is organizing the vigil.
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Dion Green, a survivor, listens to attorneys describe how a 100-round gun magazine was used in the 2019 mass shooting and in mass shootings around the country, during a press conference on Monday, August 2. His foundation, in honor of his late father, Derrick Fudge, is organizing the vigil.

Today is the anniversary of a mass shooting in Dayton. Survivors and community members are gathering tonight for a vigil in the city’s Oregon District.

It took thirty-two seconds for a gunman to kill nine people in the Oregon District two years ago today. Tonight at 6 p.m. there will be nine minutes of silence outside Blind Bob’s restaurant to honor those who died.

Dion Green is a survivor of the mass shooting in 2019. His father Derrick Fudge died that night, and he says no one should have to go through what he did.

“I had to be there that night to watch my father die right beside me, thinking my father only got shot once and it was five times," Green said. "Then, as I’m walking to the end of the street, I’m stepping over other bodies.”

Green is one of the survivors and family members who are suing the manufacturer of the hundred-round gun magazine used in the shooting.

People at the vigil can also participate in a candlelight service, music and prayer.