Vigils being held in Boulder and Denver Sunday for Orlando nightclub shooting victims

Governor orders flags to be lowered immediately
Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 20:00:02-04

Vigils are planned tonight in Boulder and Denver to show support for people impacted by the shooting in Orlando.

At 5 p.m., Berkeley United Church of Christ planned to hold a prayer vigil for the victims, according to Diane D'Angelo. The church is located at 3701 W. 50th Ave. in Denver. All are welcome.

Out Boulder County planned to hold a vigil from 7-9 p.m. at the Pridehouse at 2132 14th Street. 

See more information on their Facebook post about the event.

There was also a vigil planned at 8:30 p.m. at Tracks nightclub in Denver. The GLBT Community Center of Colorado will be involved in organizing the vigil.

Tracks is located in the EXDO Event Center at 3500 Walnut Street.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman are expected to attend the vigil at Tracks.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered immediately to honor the victims of the mass shooting. Hickenlooper will not be attending the vigil Sunday night because he is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the Western Governors’ Association’s annual meeting.

Hickenlooper posted the following statement on Facebook Sunday: "Our hearts are broken over the devastation in Orlando. The hatred behind this senseless violence is inexplicable and abhorrent; but the outpouring of love and light is more powerful than any darkness."


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