Gulfport Church Remembers Tennessee Shooting Victims

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A South Mississippi church remembered those involved in the Knoxville, Tennessee, church shooting.

Wednesday night, the Gulf Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship held a candlelight vigil in honor of those at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. It included a prayer of remembrance and the calling of the names of those lost in the shooting.

Members say they can't understand why someone would lash out at a religious group known for its acceptance and tolerance.

"These are the people that would have tried to help him. That's the real puzzle here. It's a shock to see these things happen. As I said it makes you want to look over your shoulder, but at the same time we really can't lower ourselves to that," church member Michael Kayes said.

The group also took up an offering to help the Tennessee church.

Two were killed and six people were injured in Sunday's shooting. The alleged shooter, Jim Adkisson is being held on a $1 million bond.