A prayer vigil is being held on the steps of Schenectady City Hall Friday evening, honoring the lives lost in recent mass shootings.
Organizers are hoping for a large turnout, and they’re trying to make the vigil as inclusive as possible. The vigil will honor the lives lost in the mass shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Thirty-four people died in those shootings.
Organizers say this isn’t something we see in the Capital Region, and they’re thankful for law enforcement like the Schenectady Police Department. But this is something that touches everyone, and they want to show support for those grieving miles away.
The vigil begins at 5 p.m. on the steps of Schenectady City Hall.