Kanye West, Dave Chappelle host separate events to honour Ohio shooting victims
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Thousands turned out to a benefit hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle that honoured victims of a mass shooting in Ohio. A large crowd also gathered at Kanye West's service in a park in Dayton on Sunday.
News outlets report the star-studded "Gem City Shine" took place Sunday in Dayton's Oregon District, the historic neighbourhood that was marred by a 32-second rampage that killed nine people and left dozens injured Aug. 4.
For the Dave Chappelle event, Stevie Wonder headlined the event, which also featured Chance the Rapper and Talib Kweli, among other musicians. Comedian Jon Stewart addressed the crowd, and got them to sing "Happy Birthday" to Chappelle.
Earlier Sunday, Kanye West hosted a Sunday Service in a Dayton park that featured choir singers - also attended by comedian Dave Chappelle.
Organizers of Sunday night's "Gem City Shine" event say it would be an effort to "reclaim" the entertainment district where 24-year-old Connor Betts' 32-second rampage killed nine people and left dozens injured on Aug. 4.
Mayor Nan Whaley says no taxpayer money was used for the event.