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Candlelight vigil Thursday for shooting victims

Cary Ashby • Dec 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Two local residents have organized a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christmas tree in Uptown Norwalk. Candles will be provided.

"I was very moved by the tragedy," said Norwalk resident Anton Jackson, who coordinated the event with Bill Ball, also of Norwalk. "I had this thought of how beautiful it would be to bring our community together to honor the victims."

Jackson has received a lot of positive feedback on Facebook about people who plan to attend the vigil.

"We just want to bring together the community. We encourage people to bring out their children and have prayer and worship for the victims," said Jackson, the father of two children.

"This (tragedy) could have happened in Norwalk and we need to bring awareness," Jackson said.

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