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One week after the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, award-winning musician and Springfield, Ohio native John Legend came home to make an appearance.

“Today, I visited the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, and all stores are open for business. In light of last week’s events, it is more important than ever for us to come together to support our local communities,” he tweeted.

“I just played a few songs to try to help bring comfort to some of the survivors of last week’s tragedy in Dayton,” he added on Instagram. “My heart breaks for everyone who lost someone. I love how everyone rallies around one another during their time of grief. But our nation should not keep putting ourselves through these preventable traumas. Let’s fix it together.”

Blind Bob’s Bar, located in the Oregon District, Facebook Live streamed Legend’s concert at their venue.

Legend won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2015 for best original song for “Glory”, a Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert and is a 10-time Grammy Award winner.

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