Oregon District Shooting: Permanent memorial in works on Fifth Street

DAYTON — Since the Oregon District mass shooting, the city of Dayton has been working to come up with a permanent way to remember the victims.

City leaders said green space on the east end of the district was donated for the permanent memorial. It’s the same area where a temporary memorial tree was placed today.

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The city said most of the victim’s families have not been ready to discuss the project until recently and its still in the planning stages.

“We have not convened the memorial committee. We really wanted to give space to family members and the victims,” Mayor Nan Whaley said. “We do have a site which has been generously donated by Dan Lafferty and Wiley’s, people really felt strongly, even from the first meeting, that they wanted it to be in the district, the district feels comfortable with this site”

Whaley said any plans for what will be included in the permanent memorial will involve input from the victim’s families.

A target date for designing and completing the project has not been set.

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