D.C. Vigil Held for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

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People Gather in DC's Freedom Plaza to mourn the victims of the Navy Yard Shooting.

People Gather in DC’s Freedom Plaza to mourn the victims of the Navy Yard Shooting.

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Dozens of people came out Monday night to Freedom Plaza in Northwest, D.C. to honor the victims of the deadly shootings at the Naval Yard.

It was a short vigil — lasting only 30 minutes — but people came to light candles and share their thoughts on today’s horrific events.

The vigil, organized by the Project to End Gun Violence, mourned the death of 12 victims and offered condolences to grieving family members.

Many spoke out in support of better gun control laws in this country.

Eddie Weingart, the Project’s founder, was not disappointed by the small turnout. He tells All News 99.1 he was encouraged people showed their support on such short notice.

WNEW’s Kris Ankarlo spoke with one woman who had moved to D.C. from Connecticut — where the Sandy Hook shootings took place. “[These] episodes of violence are unreal and overwhelming.”

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