Anniversary of the massacre at sandy hook elementary stirs up all kinds of emotions in reading... a city that just lost three young lives in a shooting... >>>rob vaughn: good evening once again.
I'm rob vaughn.
Wendy has the night off.
The deadly shooting on moss street in reading became a big topic during a vigil at reading high this evening... as community members gathered to honor all victims of gun violence.
Wfmz's irene snyder is live at the school with more.
>>> irene snyder: dozens of people came together tonight to remember shooting victims... especially with the recent shooting in the city, many say they're very aware and concerned about gun violence in reading.
>>radarra mclendon, c?
Leader "it's senseless."
>>reporter dozens of candles... in memory of lives lost... >>nicole bowman: "to talk about how there is a real local impact in our city when it comes to gun violence."
>>reporter a vigil originally planned for the sixth anniversary of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut... took on new meaning in reading this week... when three young men... 1?yea?old marli alonso, 1?yea?
Old joel cintron, and 2?yea?old omar harris... were gunned down in the 600 block of moss street.
The shooting touched a nerve.
>>damani mean "i'm tired of losing the people that live in the city, i want this to be a safe environment."
>>radarra mclendon "i'm just heartbroken for my community.
These are not young men that i knew but when someone dies tragically, it affects all of us as a community."
>>reporter police say the men were targeted.
No arrests have been made.
The violence hits home for radarra mclendon...who says when she was just tw?year?old, her grandfather shot himself.
She's since lost several friends...and just last year, her cousin was shot and killed in the city.
>>radarra mclendon: "it's personal, because so many people that i love and care about are dying."
>>reporter through music...speech...and prayer the community honored gun violence victims, and spoke of hope for a better future.
>>radarra mclendon "i'd like for it to end, i'd like for our community to come together and start to heal our >>> irene snyder: two city council members were here tonight.
They say they're going to discuss gun violence at monday's council meeting, and they encouraged people to attend and voice their opinions.
Live in reading, irene snyder, 69 news.
>>>rob vaughn: a vigil