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John Legend Gives Surprise Performance to Dayton Survivors and Families

John Legend

held a surprise performance on Sunday night for survivors and families of the victims of the recent .

The singer, who is an Ohio native, traveled to Dayton and visited the city’s Oregon District where the tragedy took place. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley took Legend to different shops in the area and introduced him to families of the shooting victims as well as employees of the city’s gift store Heart Mercantile.

Legend also participated in a press conference, calling once again for gun reform in this country. “I just wanted to support Dayton and this area,” the singer said before his performance. “I grew up in Springfield. We were all struck by this tragedy. Continue to support each other and be as loving and caring as we can with each other, and then I think we have to vote as if our lives depended on it because they really do. We need to vote for politicians that will support gun safety measures.”

Watch more of the press conference below.

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