Vigil commemorates 8 slain in Ohio shooting massacre

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Clutching lighted candles and launching balloons, hundreds of people have come together to recall eight people killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio.

The vigil Friday night at the Pike County fairgrounds brought together family members, friends and community residents, all commemorating the lives of those slain April 22 at four homes near Piketon.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that many wore T-shirts with photos and messages on them. There were hugs, tears and stories from those who knew the victims well.

A funeral for 20-year-old Hannah Gilley is planned for Saturday in Otway, Ohio. The funeral for victim Gary Rhoden was held Thursday in Kentucky and other funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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