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Area prayer vigils held for Orlando victims Sunday night

Posted at 11:09 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 05:59:39-04

Voices joined as one Sunday night to remember those killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Reverend Dr. Lea Brown of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches said, "First there is just disbelief and shock. Violence done to the body is just devastating."

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Sunday evening, a prayer vigil took place at the church in Palm Beach Gardens as people came together to grieve.

Donna McConnal, who attended the vigil, said, "I thought it was important to come because of the family, it's still one big happy family. It affects all of us."

By the end of the service, the crowd holding hands, agreed the violence must stop.

People also gathered tonight at CityPlace in West Palm Beach to light candles for the lost and hurt.

Brown said, "Because you can't get together and be together enough, when something like this happens. This is what we are supposed to do be there and comfort one another."

A prayer vigil is planned for Monday night at 8 p.m. in Lake Worth.