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PHOTOS: Community mourns Uvalde shooting victims in vigil at Texas Capitol

(Tony Fuentes)

As the Uvalde community gathered for a vigil on Wednesday evening, Austinites had their own gathering to remember and mourn the 21 lives lost in the Texas school shooting.


Nineteen elementary-aged kids and two faculty members at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small town an hour and a half drive west of San Antonio, were killed by an 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday. It is the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since Sandy Hook.

Austinites brought flowers, stuffed animals and signs to the steps of the Texas Capitol at 6 p.m. to give their respects to those who lost killed in the deadly shooting.

Photos of the victims stood on frames in front of the gates before they were moved to the Capitol steps.

Around 200 people showed up. Some held signs like this one that named all the victims.

Tears and hugs were shared among attendees as the steps filled with flowers.

Community members Dylan, Vianna, Chase Moore and Erika Martinez spoke at the vigil calling for action so a deadly shooting doesn't happen again. They read Facebook posts from the parents who lost a child in this shooting.

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