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Town of Collierville holds prayer vigil for mass shooting victims

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 3:08 PM CDT
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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn (WMC) - The Town of Collierville is holding a vigil for Thursday’s mass shooting victims.

The shooting happened at the Kroger grocery store on Byhalia Road.

The shooting claimed the life of Olivia King and injured over a dozen people. Collierville police say the shooter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Town of Collierville gathered Friday on the lawn of Collierville Town Hall for a community prayer vigil.

Several local chaplains and ministers prayed for all of the victims and their families.

Two women who were inside the store during the shooting shared how they didn’t know each other prior to the shooting, but hid in a spot together, seeking safety. They thanked each other and thanked everyone for their prayers.

“I want to thank Holly, even though she said we were literally running in together, we ended up hiding in a spot together with another woman,” said one of the women. “And I think we all prayed together and held each other up and as much as we hurt today, gratitude from all the pastors in every religion, our police department our fire department, EMTs, first responders all of your partners. Job well done is not enough. So, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

This vigil was the second prayer vigil for the community since the tragedy happened.

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