"And then Sunday morning, I woke up to more text messages and different people: 'Are you OK? Just want to make sure you're OK with everything that happened.' I'm thinking, 'OK, people are still checking on me about El Paso.' Check the news, oh no, it's Dayton now."
Dayton, Ohio – 4 August 2019
7. STILL image of pile of shoes outside the scene of a mass shooting in front of Ned Peppers bar
"I know the city and that makes it so much more real, combined with the fact that it was right on the heels of the one (referring to the shooting) in El Paso. And, I just felt defeated. I just started crying in bed."
Dayton, Ohio – 4 August 2019
9. STILL image of a mourner places flowers at the front of Ned Peppers bar as they gather at the scene of a mass shooting before a prayer vigil
10. STILL image of a rose and sign on Ned Peppers bar door
11. STILL image of mourners pausing for prayer as they gather for a vigil at the scene of the mass shooting
Cincinnati – 12 August 2019
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Whitney Austin, Survived Cincinnati bank shooting: ++COVERED++
"It was so frustrating; it is so frustrating that that is what we have to do today. You have to call and check in to make sure that your loved ones have not been impacted by a mass shooting as if we're living in a war zone."
13. Kate Chard working at her desk
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Kate Chard, Director of University of Cincinnati Health Stress Center: ++PARTIALLY COVERED++
"We are seeing coming into our offices kids with more anxiety about shootings than we ever had before."
El Paso, Texas – 4 August 2019
15. STILL image of Rene Aguilar and Jackie Flores praying at a makeshift memorial for victims the Walmart shooting
"My son comes home, and he tells me, 'Well we had our intruder drill today, Mommy. And it could be that it's just somebody's grandma and we don't know her. Or it could be that it's a bad guy with a gun. And if it's a bad guy with a gun, this is what we're going to do.' In a very matter of fact way."
17. Mid of Chard working at computer
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Kate Chard, Director of University of Cincinnati Health Stress Center: ++PARTIALLY COVERED++
"One of the things that we need to be aware of is whether or not the ongoing shootings that we're seeing create what we call a 'desensitization,' where people think of this as just status quo in the United States, or whether this becomes a call to change. And I think over time there is the worry that people can say, 'This is just my reality, and this is just what I deal with.' I think it's going to show in time which way the American people choose to respond to what's been happening in our country."
The nation's latest mass shooting was a devastating new emotional blow to a woman who survived 12 close-range gunshots in a shooting attack nearly a year ago.
Thirty-eight-year-old Whitney Austin was on vacation with her family, still recovering from being critically wounded when a gunman opened fire in a Cincinnati bank building.
This time it was Dayton, Ohio, some 60 miles from where she was shot, and the home to many friends.
Her familiarity with Dayton made the early morning Aug. 4 shooting especially jarring, causing her to cry and feel "defeated" at what seems to be a new normal in America.
"It was so frustrating; it is so frustrating that that is what we have to do today. You have to call and check in to make sure that your loved ones have not been impacted by a mass shooting as if we're living in a war zone," she tells the Associated Press.