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Dozens attend vigil in Las Vegas for Pulse shooting victims

Local vigil on Monday for Pulse shooting victims
Local vigil on Monday for Pulse shooting victims
Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 14:58:38-04

A local vigil was held June 12 at The Center to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting one year ago in Florida.

49 people lost their lives during the shooting. The nightclub was a popular gathering spot for members of the LGBTQIA and Latinx community.

At the vigil there was a display with the names and faces of the 49 victims who lost their lives one year ago. Those who plan to attend were asked to bring flowers, candles and artwork to celebrate the lives that were lost.

Earlier in the day, a bell chimed 49 times for each of the victims.

Many of the dozens who gathered at The Center Monday evening said they wanted an opportunity to remember them and for many, the massacre hit close to home, including for a few in the crowd who lived in Orlando and knew some of the victims and survivors.

Watch the whole vigil in the Facebook live below.

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.