Vigils Held in Carson City for Shooting Victims - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Vigils Held in Carson City for Shooting Victims

Posted: Updated:

The horrific details of Friday's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut are hitting close to home for people across the country. That includes people here in Northern Nevada, where folks are dealing with the tragedy.

Outside the State Capital Building in Carson City, a few dozen people braved the cold weather on Saturday. They all say the shooting was too devastating to ignore.

"Spend a lot of time just sobbing," says Rory Hogen. "We thought we could come out and at least say some prayers."

A group called Fighters Against Child Abuse held the prayer vigil. They say this is their way to show support for families who lost their children and loved ones.

"Show them that here in Carson City where we're based out of, that we care about what happened in their community," says Joey Primak. "We're sending love and support."

Community members told explain how sad this shooting was, knowing it could happen in any town around the country.

"I also have a granddaughter that's seven," says Angie Coleman, who is an elementary school teacher. "And I'm just really sad, it's really sad."

After the prayer vigil, another group took its place. Community members and business owners held a candlelight vigil and created a card for people to sign which will be sent to Newtown.

They hope the vigil will inspire other communities to help out those families who have lost so much.

"Whether we know them or not, it's a good thing to do," says Lisa Tucker. "To show community support. Whatever we can do."

The owners of Remedy's Bar put the candlelight vigil together. They were also collecting donations which will go directly to the Newtown Public School District.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • State Allocates $1.4M for Yucca Mountain Dump Opposition

    State Allocates $1.4M for Yucca Mountain Dump Opposition

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:50:28 GMT
    Nevada is gearing up for a new phase in its 25-year fight to prevent the federal government from burying the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.More >>
    Nevada is gearing up for a new phase in its 25-year fight to prevent the federal government from burying the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.More >>
  • Aces Close Home Slate with Sweep

    Aces Close Home Slate with Sweep

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:21:04 GMT
    When they needed it most, the Reno Aces came up with their first series sweep of the year. Reno topped the Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-2, to keep pace with the Sacramento River Cats in the Pacific Northern Division race. More >>
    When they needed it most, the Reno Aces came up with their first series sweep of the year. Reno topped the Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-2, to keep pace with the Sacramento River Cats in the Pacific Northern Division race. More >>
  • Wildfire Burns Near Kingsbury Grade

    Wildfire Burns Near Kingsbury Grade

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:53:27 GMT
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Sierra Front report that fire crews have been called to a wildfire burning near Kingsbury Grade.More >>
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Sierra Front report that fire crews have been called to a wildfire burning near Kingsbury Grade.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.