Crime And Law

Oregon District Shooting: Events scheduled Thursday to mark 3 years since mass shooting

DAYTON — Today marks the three years since the deadly mass shooting in the Oregon District where nine people lost their lives.

>>Oregon District Shooting

Many people that were involved in the shooting can recall those scary moments in one way or another.

However, News Center 7′s Dontre Drexelius reports that the area is bouncing back three years later.

From the shooting to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing staffing issues worldwide, the Oregon Districts has been dealing with problems but the community is coming together for one another to help restore their lives.

>>Notes about victims and praise for police mark 3rd anniversary of Oregon District mass shooting

“I just think that it’s become a little bit tighter knit, a little bit more friendly,” said Tom Tuck off Dayton.

He says it was a really good thing when they started blocking off the Oregon District on the weekends.

“You just can tell the kind of atmosphere with the signs up and every thing that say, ‘Thank you, Dayton Police,’ and whatnot,” Tuck said. “It’s definitely gotten a little bit more friendlier for sure.”

>>The victims in the Oregon District Shooting

There will be an event tonight to honor those lives there were lost in the mass shooting called, “Celebrate the Nine Lives.”

It will be held on East Fifth Street near Blind Bobs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring special performances and guest speakers.