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Hundreds Pack Conn. Church For Vigil After Rampage

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Hundreds of people have packed a church and spilled outside in Connecticut to remember the victims of a shooting that killed 26 people at an elementary school.

With the church filled to capacity, hundreds of people stood outside Friday night at the St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown, some of them holding hands in circles and saying prayers. Others lit candles and sang "Silent Night."

Governor Dannel P. Malloy was among the speakers.

Anthony Bloss, whose three daughters survived the shooting, said they heard gunshots but were not talking much about the shooting. He said he feels completely numb.

Tracy Hoekenga said she wanted to come to the vigil because she is struggling with many emotions. Her two boys survived the shooting.

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