Hundreds Of People Pay Tribute To The San Bernardino Victims With Vigil (Video)
A candlelight vigil was held in San Bernardino last night to mourn the victims of Wednesday's mass shooting in the California city.
According to FOX 40, hundreds from all over the area managed to fill almost every single seat in the downtown San Manuel Stadium to declare their community will not be divided by or cower to hate.
A holiday banquet was reportedly being held when a husband and wife, who may have been Islamic extremists, killed 14 people and injured 17 before they were shot dead by police.
Several members of the local Islamic community came to the vigil, many of whom made signs honoring the victims, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Vigil attendee Ashley Flores told CBS LA,
You can't pinpoint or blame one religion for any of this… We are all in this together.
Gestures of love and support from the Islamic community attendees were reportedly greeted by hugs from other local residents at the end of the event.
The Southland area hosted numerous tributes to the shooting victims this week, but none was as large as last night's gathering at the baseball stadium.
Attendees also made a point to thank the dozens of San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies who stood outside the vigil to ensure safety.
Citations: Hundreds Honor San Bernardino Shooting Victims at Vigil (FOX 40), Vigil Held At San Manuel Stadium To Honor San Bernardino Victims (CBS Los Angeles), Authorities identify couple who they believe killed 14 at San Bernardino holiday party (Los Angeles Times)