Small candlelight vigil held for Las Vegas victims

When Sequim resident Carol Novis heard about the Las Vegas shooting, she tried to call around town and see if there was a candlelight vigil to be held for victims.

As soon as she discovered there was nothing scheduled in town, she decided to organize a gathering at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Sequim Civic Center.

“I was horrified,” Novis said when she turned on NPR and heard about the shooting that killed more than 50 people and left over 500 injured on Oct. 1 at a country concert in Las Vegas, Nev.

A group of about 10 people gathered at the Sequim Civic Center, lit candles and stood in a circle singing patriotic songs and talked about why they came to the vigil.

One vigil attendee Glenda Totten said she was there because she could relate to the victim’s families who are grieving for lost or injured loved ones. Her son was murdered 25 years ago in a trailer park in Nevada by someone who shot him with a gun.

“It’s been a while ago since then, but this brings it back,” she said. “When will this stop?”

The group left shortly after they gathered and parted ways.

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