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Jun 13, 2016 10:21 AM

Vigils held, planned for victims of Orlando nightclub shooting across NH

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire communities are holding vigils for victims killed and wounded in the Orlando nightclub shooting over the weekend.

In Concord, a group of about 20 people linked arms at the Statehouse on Sunday night to share prayers for the 50 people killed and 53 injured in the shooting. About 30 people gathered for a vigil in Rochester.

A vigil and moment of prayer to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at AJ’s Wigs in Hooksett.

A vigil and rally are scheduled for Thursday at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church.

On Friday, two students from Souhegan High School and Goffstown High School have organized a vigil to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting. The vigil will be held at 9 p.m. at Victory Park in Manchester.

At President Obama's request, Gov. Maggie Hassan ordered flags in New Hampshire be lowered to half-staff until Thursday.

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