A City Mourns

viglVigils were held around the state this week to honor the 17 lives lost in the South Florida school shooting. Jacksonville joined in the commemorations as community members gathered Monday evening at a candlelight vigil outside Bethel Baptist Institutional Church’s old sanctuary
Nearly 200 people of all ages and backgrounds came together to remember the 17 victims killed at the Parkland school. On the steps of the church, speakers told the crowd it’s time to advance a movement to end senseless shootings. Seven year-old Tashawn Gallon who was killed in the crossfire of a gun battle Sunday night in front of a Durkeeville home was also in the hearts and minds of those attending the vigil.

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