Vigil held at Peace Park to remember synagogue shooting victims
COLUMBIA - More than 200 people gathered in Peace Park Sunday evening to remember the 11 people killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning.
"It's for the support, it's for a place we hope people feel comfortable expressing any grief or anger or frustration or whatever they are feeling," Jeanne Snodgrass, Executive Director of MU Hillel, said.
Snodgrass helped set up the vigil, just one day after the tragedy occurred.
"This morning we realized that for ourselves and for the community more broadly it was really important that we do something," she said.
The group sang together, prayed and lit 11 candles, one for each of the shooting victims.
Shari Weinman, a member of the Congregation of Beth Shalom, said the outpouring of support from those outside of the Jewish community was overwhelming.
"We're your neighbors, we're your friends, we're your colleagues, we're part of this town and a threat to any of us is really a threat to all of us," Weinman said.