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Clark County, Springfield officials react to Dayton shooting

Clark County and Springfield officials have taken to social media Sunday morning to offer support to neighboring Dayton following a deadly mass shooting.

Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett posted a photo on Facebook and said she is praying for Dayton.

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“Prayers for the families of the victim’s. Keep the survivors that were injured in your prayers. This was such a senseless act. And a special Thank you to all the First Responders,” she posted Sunday morning.

A Dayton shooting in the Oregon District early Sunday has left the suspect and nine others dead and at least 26 wounded. Officials said one additional person is in critical condition.

Springfield Commissioner Rob Rue also offered his support in a tweet.

“My prayers and thoughts are with families and friends whose lives have been cruelly disrupted by the shooting in the Oregon District,” he posted.

Clark State Community College President Alice Jo Blondin also took to social media Sunday morning.

“Waking up to the devastating news of a mass shooting early this morning in Dayton’s Oregon district and praying for the victims there and in El Paso. Words cannot express the sadness and shock regarding these events,” her tweet says.

The Clark County and Springfield officials who used social media to talk about the shooting were joined by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and President Donald Trump.

All three offered support to the families of those killed and the injured.

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