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Vigil held at San Fernando Cathedral for victims of El Paso massacre

SAN ANTONIO – City leaders, activists and mourners came together Sunday to remember the victims of the El Paso massacre, which claimed the lives of 20 people Saturday and injured several others.

The vigil was held at Main Plaza, in front of San Fernando Cathedral, honoring those slain in the shooting. Many, including Mayor Ron Nirenberg, State Rep. Diego Bernal and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar attended and spoke during the event.

The event started with a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting. 

Hundreds of people filled the plaza and listened on as local leaders and activists spoke, calling on politicians to enact gun reform.

"It's a fight that we'll continue," said El Paso native Salvador Garcia. "And we're here to speak for others, especially those that can't speak for themselves."

Many carried signs calling for change. 

"Everyone can go home energized tonight knowing that they are standing with other victims in this country and elsewhere," said organizer Michael Montano. "And with some ideas in mind, hopefully, with what they can do to take action."

The vigil concluded with the reading of scripture focused on loving one another.

San Fernando Cathedral

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Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Sunday, August 4, 2019