NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Brady Campaign hosted a candle light vigil Thursday night to honor the lives killed in recent mass shootings.
While preparing to mourn the lives lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, people in the Lowcountry found themselves mourning those who were just killed in a bar in California Wednesday night.
HAPPENING NOW- @Bradybuzz hosts a candelight vigil in the wake of recent mass shootings and gun violence here in the Lowcountry #CaliforniaBarShooting #PittsburghSynagogueShooting #chsnews @WCBD pic.twitter.com/KoSvsgmlRb— Deanne Roberts (@DeanneWCBD) November 8, 2018
With lit candles and heavy hearts, people gathered in Park Circle to remember those killed in the Pittsburg synagogue mass shooting Oct. 27. Just 11 days after the shooting in Pittsburgh, terror striked California.
A gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, which killed 12 people. Those victims were honored at a vigil that was prepared to shed light on the Pittsburgh victims.
“Here we are, yet, before we had time to mourn them we find another massacre last night,” Merrill Chapman, President of the SC Brady Campaign chapters, said.
The campaign advocated to not only put an end to gun violence across the nation, but also right here in the Lowcountry.
“It’s so very important that we stop the violence, and how we do we stop the violence? We work together and also pray,” Reverend Bernard Brisbane said.
Through prayer and remembrance, community activists, spiritual leaders, city leaders and neighbors stood side by side remembering those killed by gun violence.