Vigil for New Zealand shooting victims held on New Haven Green

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A show of support for the Muslim community in New Haven on Wednesday night in the wake of the attack on mosques in New Zealand.

A vigil and prayer service was held on the New Haven Green, in memory of the 50 people killed in the attack last week.

People from different congregations, and different faiths took part in the vigil.

Related: Hundreds gather in Berlin, take stand against hate following New Zealand massacre

All of them touched by the fact that something so awful and violent happened in places of worship.

Zain Seyal, President of the Muslim Youth of CT said,

“It’s supposed to be a place where you go to feel peace, to feel comfort. And when I heard that news, I felt like I was shot. I felt like my life was taken, because that could have happened to anybody.”

On Wednesday, investigators revealed the suspect accused of carrying out Friday’s attack was likely on his way to carry out a third shooting before he was stopped by authorities.

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