Metro Atlantans react to Dayton shooting on social media

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Dayton, Ohio, shooting: At least 10 dead, including suspect, 26 wounded in city's Oregon District

At least nine people were killed and 27 were injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, according to local officials.

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The incident occurred early Sunday at or near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street in the city's Oregon District, authorities said.

The shooting suspect has been identified as Connor Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, government sources confirmed to WHIO.

As news of the second mass shooting in 24 hours spread, Atlanta organizations and locals took to social media to express remorse.

Others, including The King Center, provided statistics of some of the recent mass killings that have occurred in America.

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Some said they had connections to Dayton, whether they grew up in the city or had family there.

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A few used the trending hashtag #ThisIsAmerica to tweet their thoughts about violence in the country.

But others didn’t think it was an appropriate time to politicize mass shootings.

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