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Crowd chants ‘do something’ as Ohio governor speaks during vigil for Dayton shooting victims

A crowd that had gathered Sunday night to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, chanted “do something” as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) took the stage to address the crowd.

Following a round of applause for DeWine as he began speaking during the vigil held in downtown Dayton, several people in the crowd chanted “do something,” according to WKYC.

{mosads}Video posted on social media shows DeWine pausing during his remarks as the chants of “do something” grow.

DeWine praised the city of Dayton and the community for its “love and resiliency.”

The “do something” chant is in reference to perceived inaction of federal and state lawmakers in response to mass shootings across the country.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) most recently endorsed DeWine for governor in 2018 after previously giving him an “F” rating over his support for a federal ban on assault rifles.

Following DeWine’s remarks Sunday night, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) took the stage and thanked the governor and asked the crowd to be respectful.

“This is a vigil for the people that we’ve lost,” Whaley said. “There will be time to take action, but let us come together as a community as we work to heal. We are here to heal tonight.”

The crowd of hundreds gathered Sunday night to mourn the nine killed and dozens of others injured in the mass shooting outside a crowded bar that took place early Sunday morning.

The shooter was killed by police who responded to the scene within a minute, authorities said.

The Dayton mass shooting was preceded by a gunman opening fire in a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Saturday morning in a shooting that claimed 20 lives and injured many more.

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