Hundreds gather to pray for SPU shooting victims

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by ALISON MORROW / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 10:16 PM

SEATTLE -- Nearly a thousand people crammed into First Free Methodist Church on Seattle Pacific University's campus Thursday night, after a gunman fired several rounds on campus, leaving one dead and three others injured.

The sanctuary filled quickly and many stood close together in the lobby.

Leaders spoke of pain and grief during the hour long service, telling their community not to rush to find answers or closure.

The pain of Thursday's shooting, they said, should feel deep and unnerving.

They asked those gathered to be present to one another in any way possible - to pray for the victims, their families, and even the shooter.

There will be another prayer service Friday.
 

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