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2019 Oregon District Shooting

Updated at 7:15 p.m. ET

President Trump visited survivors of the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday before heading to El Paso, Texas, the site of the weekend's other deadly violence. Trump remained out of public view during the Dayton stop.

On the ground in El Paso, Trump said, "We had an amazing day."

"The love, the respect, for the office of the presidency, it was — I wish you could have been in there to see it," he told reporters.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaking to reporters near the site of the shooting rampage.
Jess Mador / WYSO

President Donald Trump is expected to visit Dayton Wednesday to meet with city officials and first responders, shooting survivors and victims’ families.

Few details about the visit have been released. But news of the president’s trip has already sparked protest in the city where a mass shooting over the weekend left nine people dead and more than two dozen others injured.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has told reporters she anticipates protest, calling President Trump’s rhetoric “painful” for some here.

Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, is calling for a version of the "red flag" law, expanded background checks, and other gun control proposals in response to the mass shooting in Dayton over the weekend that left nine people dead. These proposals represent a dramatic shift in the way Ohio's state leadership has handled gun policies for most of the decade.

oregon district, ned peppers
Jess Mador / WYSO

Law enforcement authorities say the shooter in the Oregon District attack had a history of obsession with violence and had expressed a previous desire to commit a mass shooting.

Dayton Police announced Tuesday the Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking over the investigation into the 24-year-old killer’s motives in the attack that left nine people dead and more than two dozen others injured.

At a press conference, an FBI special agent from the Cincinnati Field Office told reporters there’s still a lot of evidence to go through. 

Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio)
Office of Mike Turner

Republican Congressman Mike Turner is backing restrictions on sales of military style weapons in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Dayton. 

He'll also support magazine capacity limits and red flag laws that bar potentially dangerous individuals from owning guns.

Flowers and candles in front of Ned Peppers Bar memorialize victims of the Oregon District mass shooting.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Dozens of grieving community members gathered once again Monday night to remember the victims of  Sunday’s mass shooting. The attack in the Oregon District left nine people dead, including the shooter’s own sibling, and injured more than two dozen others.

Monday’s vigil was held in Bellbrook where the 24-year-old shooter and his 22-year-old sibling Megan Betts had lived. 

Bellbrook resident Kevin Martin says he knew the Betts family through their kids’ activities at the high school.

Miami Valley Hospital President, Michael Uhl, and trauma workers gather for lunch in a room that has served as a response headquarters since a mass shooting took the lives of nine people in Dayton's Oregon District, early Sunday morning.
Jerry Kenney

The level of skill and attention required in the aftermath of a mass shooting is significant, even for healthcare workers experienced with trauma care. 

Several area hospital systems responded to Sunday’s mass shooting and one Dayton hospital has found fellowship with colleagues across the country.

Late Monday morning several dozen trauma workers at Miami Valley Hospital gathered in a room that has served as a response headquarters since a mass shooting took the lives of nine people in Dayton’s Oregon District, early Sunday morning.

sign in front of Omega Music listing victims of the 2019 mass shooting
April Laissle / WYSO

The jumble of shoes abandoned by people fleeing for their lives early Sunday morning has been removed from the parking lot of Ned Pepper’s bar. Near the front door, flowers and candles are piling up. Heart-shaped wreaths honoring the victims stand a few feet away.

The Dayton community is in mourning after 9 people were killed and over 30 injured in Sunday’s mass shooting.

Fifth street is typically empty on Mondays because most businesses are closed. But today,  reporters from all over the country pace on the sidewalks. TV news trucks hum on both sides of the street.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET

As national and local leaders grapple with the nation's raw emotions over the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, confirmed that President Trump will visit his city on Wednesday.

Government leaders from around the state extended their condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones during the mass shooting in Dayton, while some top leaders called for legislation to prevent such an attack in the future.

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