Thousands gathered for a candlelight vigil in Parkland, Fla., to honor the memory of the 17 people killed Wednesday when a 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a local high school. https://t.co/3lO4pOwQE8 pic.twitter.com/Knd4q9ecab— NPR (@NPR) February 16, 2018
The community of Parkland, Florida, is trying to come to grips with the shooting that left 17 people dead at a high school there. Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil last evening for the victims of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Speakers called for action to prevent another tragedy. City officials speaking at the event emphasized that everyone has their struggles, but what matters is how people treat each other.
Senior class president Julia Cordover read the names of the 17 people who died in the shooting as people wept.
Chicago Cubs first baseman and former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, Anthony Rizzo spoke at the candlelight vigil for victims in Pine Trails Park last night.
His message was emotional and powerful: