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Local church members pray for victims of Charleston church shooting

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The effects of Wednesday's mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, are being felt here at home. Church congregations across Central Pennsylvania continue to show their support for both the victims and survivors.

On Saturday night, at Harrisburg's Grace United Methodist, the theme was unity.
The church hosted an interfaith prayer vigil; a chance for denominations from across the region to mourn after the shooting rampage, which left nine people dead.

21-year old Dylann Roof is accused of opening fire during a bible study session at the historically Black church. Harrisburg Pastor Yvette Davis tells FOX43 the vigil gave them a chance to show how love can force out hate.

"We are to love one another. We are to pray not only for the families impacted, but also for the young man. It's also an opportunity for us to unify as multiple faiths," Pastor Davis says.

The vigil featured pastors, rabbis, and members of numerous Harrisburg area congregations.