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Multiple vigils happening Sunday in the wake of mass shooting at Tops

Posted at 9:32 PM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 11:42:02-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In response to the mass shooting at Tops on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo on Saturday, multiple faith groups are holding prayer services today.

The Macedonia Baptist Church says anyone is welcome for its 4 p.m. multicultural interfaith service. The church is located at 237 East North St.

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo will hold the service in its sanctuary on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Anyone wishing to attend can find the church at 724 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

The church's senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Todd E. Leach, sent the following to the community on Saturday evening:

Details of the horrific shooting within our Buffalo community have not yet been completely revealed, but the news thus far proves to be nightmarish. What we do know at this point is that a beautiful Saturday turned tragic as scores of our neighbors experienced an evil atrocity by one person with a gun, who apparently had an evil mission to steal the lives of the innocent.

We certainly need more than thoughts and prayers, but I believe these can be a beginning. Tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 5:00 PM we will gather in the sanctuary to offer a prayer service. I encourage you to attend so we may lift our neighbors in prayer as we commit ourselves to journeying alongside them. Together, may we live more fully into our motto of being a city of good neighbors.

On Saturday, 13 people were shot at Tops on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo in the parking lot and inside the store. 10 people were killed, three others were hurt. The shooter was taken into custody and arraigned Saturday evening.