Hundreds attend Roswell vigil following shooting

Created: 01/14/2014 10:29 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Over 1,500 people showed up Tuesday night at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center for a vigil following a school shooting earlier in the day that left two students injured.

In a community, solidarity helps.

Where there are tears, there are shoulders to lean on.

Where emotions run deep, there's a collective sense of understanding that the community of Roswell will get through this.

"It shows that we're a community that really cares and we're here to support anyone who gets hurt," one young man said.

This young man would know. He was there when the shooter opened fire.

"…and he shot three rounds and I ducked and got scared," he said.

The young man knows the shooter.

"Yeah, he was a nice kid. Uh, he was in honors, and no one really bullied him, he had friends," he said.

None of it makes sense to these young people, nor does it make sense to the adults.

That's why they attended the vigil.

Through solidarity, both in faith and in person, the community wants to heal.

"We have a nice community here and we all just need to stick together," Donna Lancaster said.

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