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Hundreds pack Orlando church for vigil to remember shooting victims

Gov. Scott attends candlelight vigil at Iglesia el Calvario

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera were among hundreds of people who packed an Orlando church for a candlelight vigil Sunday night remembering the victims of the mass shooting.

The vigil began at 6:30 p.m. at Iglesia el Calvario on West Oak Ridge Road after a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people and wounding over 50 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

"Thank goodness that there was a law enforcement officer there this morning because if that had not happened, think of how many more people would have died," Scott said. "I want to thank law enforcement see if we can learn something."

The congregation at the Hispanic Christian church sang, worshipped God and prayed. 

The church pastor said the congregation will embrace the hurting families, as well as the gay community, and will continue to pray and try to help in anyway they can. 

 


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