Loudoun Vigil Planned for Victims of Orlando Shooting

Loudoun’s religious leaders are planning a prayer vigil tonight to show solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and their loved ones.

The 7:30 p.m. program is co-sponsored by Interfaith BRIDGES of Loudoun County, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society.

The event—which will feature a “gathering for Hope and Healing” as well as a street-side vigil—will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, at 22135 Davis Drive.

A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS shot and killed 49 people at an Orlando, FL, night club on Sunday. At least 53 others were injured in the attack. The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, was killed by police at the scene.

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) issued a statement Sunday as more of the details of the shooting were released.

This is an attack on all civilized people. We must stand united in our fight against radical terrorism,” the congresswoman stated. “Once again a terrorist has savagely murdered our fellow citizens. More people could have been lost if it were not for the heroic actions by law enforcement and first responders on the ground. Our prayers are with the families and friends of these victims of terrorism as well as our commitment to use all the tools available to root out terrorists here and abroad.”

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