More vigils planned in East Tennessee for Orlando shooting victims, families

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Overcoming Believers Church in Knoxville is hosting a prayer vigil Thursday night for the victims of the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

The church says the purpose of the vigil is to show love and concern for the family and friends of those who died as well as those who were injured. It will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at the church, located at 211 Harriet Tubman Street.

A vigil will also be held in Jefferson City on Friday night at Carson-Newman University. The gathering will be at noon at “The Columns” on Henderson lawn in the heart of campus. A short program will be followed by a period of reflection, prayer and remembrance. The vigil is open to the public.

More coverage: Orlando Nightclub Shooting

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