Charleston to host candlelight vigil for Pittsburgh shooting victims

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The city of Charleston will host a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at 6:30 in Marion Square.

Saturday, 11 people were shot and killed and six others injured while worshipping at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s historic Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The FBI is investigating this mass shooting as a hate crime. Read more here. 

Charleston’s Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the city will host the prayer vigil on his Facebook page Saturday night. 

“Tragically, we Charlestonians have seen this kind of evil with our own eyes, and we’ve experienced the heart-wrenching pain it leaves in its wake. We know all too well the grim, hollow shock of the moment, and the crushing grief still to come,” Tecklenburg said. 

The vigil will be held at the Holocaust Memorial inside of Marion Square. According to Tecklenburg, candles may be in short supply, depending on attendance, so people are encouraged to bring their own. 

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