Candlelight vigil held in Ventura for victims of Orlando nightclub shooting

Photos by Cindy Summers

20160612_202713Over 100 people of all ages and diversities gathered at Paddy’s Bar & Lounge on Sunday night to participate in a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. The group walked from Paddy’s to Ventura City Hall where various community leaders spoke out about the tragic incident which was deadliest shooting in U.S. history, claiming 50 lives and wounding 53 others.


Among those attending were Ventura City Councilmember Cheryl Heitmann and Mayor Eric Nasarenko, who spoke to the crowd about the senseless act, thanked the emergency response teams and medical professionals treating the wounded, and expressed condolences, sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.




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