Weekend gun show canceled in aftermath of shooting, organizers announce

C&E Gun Shows, Inc., headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, has canceled its gun show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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Company officials issued the following statement via social media:

"Our show originally scheduled for this weekend in Dayton, Ohio has been canceled. As a company headquartered in Blacksburg, VA, we know first hand how a community must take time, come together and heal after a senseless act of violence like the one that took place in Dayton yesterday.

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dayton community."

Nine people were killed and 37 were wounded or injured when a gunman opened fire early Sunday on East Fifth Street in the Oregon District. Dayton police fatally shot the gunman, 24-year-old Connor Betts of Bellbrook.

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We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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