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Tallahassee remembers victims of the yoga studio shooting

Posted at 5:53 AM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 07:03:40-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In Tallahassee, the community is remembering the lives lost and honoring all of those impacted by the shooting at Hot Yoga.

WTXL's Jada Williams was live Monday morning with a look at how they're paying their respects.

Hundreds in the community came out this weekend to remember the two women killed and the countless number of lives that will never be the same due to Friday's tragic shooting.

On Sunday evening, two vigils were held to pay respects.

One vigil took place at Winthrop Park, just less than a mile away from Hot Yoga.

The other happened at Florida State University, where Maura Binkley was a student and Dr. Nancy Van Vessem was a faculty member with the College of Medicine.

Hundreds packed Langford Green outside Doak Campbell Stadium to remember the victims.

There FSU President John Thrasher shared his thoughts.

"It's heartbreaking to talk to the families, tell them," he said. "It's heartbreaking for our university because of the care and love that we have for each other. We're going to get through it, but it's a very tough time right now. They were both fantastic people. Both had great aspirations for the rest of their lives and this very,very terrible person took that away from them."

Thrasher says he visited one victim in the hospital and was pleased to see her in high spirits despite the tragedy.