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Candlelight Vigil held for CT shooting victims

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Dozens gathered in Greenville at the Wyche Pavilion Friday night for a candlelight vigil in honor of the 26 victims killed at school in Newtown, CT.

"I felt sad and I wanted to cry," Emily Koeing said.

Even at 10 years old, Koeing talks candidly about the shootings.

"When people's feelings are hurt I get sad and when other people die, I just get really sad about it. I don't won't that to happen because they did nothing wrong."

She attended the vigil with her cousins and aunt, Dorie Fann.

"I say a prayer every time I see their faces," Fann said. "It was in Connecticut but it feels like it was really close to our home and it's on our soil."

During the vigil, the names of the 26 victims were called and songs were sang.

Bob Munnich said the remembrance ceremony is his way of doing something about what happened.

"People are getting ready to rejoice and share family and their families are broken," Munnich said.

He's the managing partner with Larikin's Restaurants and organizer of the event.

"All of us can hold our kids and these people can't. It just breaks up everybody."

Several restaurant owners along Main Street in Greenville participated in the event by dimming their lights during the ceremony. The vigil lasted for 26 minutes, in honor of the 26 victims.

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