Tense moment ends in hug as mourners gather outside Dayton shooting memorial

Sadness, anger, frustration and love were all on display in the Oregon District at a memorial set up where a mass shooting took place early Sunday morning. (Photo: Screenshot via daytondailynews.com)

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Sadness, anger, frustration and love were all on display in the Oregon District at a memorial set up where a mass shooting took place early Sunday morning. (Photo: Screenshot via daytondailynews.com)

Sadness, anger, frustration and love were all on display in the Oregon District at a memorial set up where a mass shooting took place early Sunday morning.

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Cameras captured that range of emotions within 75 seconds.

Mourners powered by grief expressed their frustration outside Ned Peppers, where a gunman killed nine people earlier this week.

Emotions escalated between two men as they shouted at each other; then suddenly things clicked.

The men shook hands before embracing, turning it into a moment when nothing else mattered. Because while a hug can't heal all, it can help.

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