11" the islamic community is still in mourning tonight..
After a gunman in new zealand opened fire on two mosques..
Killing at least 49 people and injuring 48 others.
Here in eugene..
The islamic center was packed to*capacity in a showing of love and support..
During this time of grief.
Kezi 9 news reporter tyler jones shows us why so many people*here turned out to show their support for those in new zealand.
Tyler jones says, "chynna, members of the eugene islamic center say seeing so many different faces, races and religions pack the halls of their mosque this evening was not only heartwarming, but something they'll never soon forget.
" prayer nats:04 prayers tonight..
For those lost in two shootings carried out by a self-proclaimed white supremacist in new zealand.
And members of the islamic faith..
Aren't the only ones in attendance.
"this is truly an inter- faith motion of solidarity.
Trinity methodist church was here, temple beth israel, someone from the buddhist temple was here this afternoon as well.
So, the entire eugene inter-faith community has come together to show their solidarity and their love for the masjid."
Dozens of boquets and cards decorating their community area..
And dozens of people joined in prayer..
"we have to keep the faith that god is love and god is light, and hatred and fear will never overcome god."
Skochko says though she and others came out in a movement of solidarity and to offer protection..
They themselves were moved by the amount of support by others in the eugene community.
"if even one person shows up to do the right thing, that would make my heart sing with joy.
Even one is enough.
The fact that even more would show up does make me glad."
And members of the eugene islamic center say seeing their halls filled with love and kindness..
Blew them away.
"i wasn't expecting this.
It melts my heart to see all these people.
Like i said, i was kinda scared this morning, but now i feel like, totally not even scared or nothing.
I know i'm safe in this area."
Reporting in eugene tyler