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Richmond vigils for Orlando shooting victims

Richmond vigils for Orlando shooting victims
Posted at 4:41 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 12:06:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Community leaders and residents will host vigils to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the Orlando nightclub tragedy.

There will be a candlelight vigil at Diversity Richmond -- at 1407 Sherwood Avenue in Richmond -- at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be a prayer vigil at Ginter Park Baptist Church -- 1200 Wilmington Avenue, at the corner of Brook Road and Laburnum Avenue -- at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The will also be a prayer vigil at Metropolitan Community Church -- at 2501 Park Avenue in Richmond -- at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

You can find more details here.

Hundreds of students and community members gathered on the campus of VCU Sunday night to hold a candlelight vigil to remember the Orlando victims.

"It's so sad to see something like that happening in our country and to our community. A lot of disbelief. We hope somewhere along the line something good comes out of this and we have a lot of sympathy for everyone involved," said Bill Sykes, who lives in Richmond and attended the vigil.