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Vigil held for victims of Elkhart shooting


Friday night a vigil was held outside Saleh's Market for two men who were shot and killed there Thursday morning, Pawan Singh and Jagtar Bhatti.

A memorial now sits outside the market.  People have left candles, flowers, stuffed animals, and more.  Friday night a group of people gathered around the memorial to share stories of the two men.  They said Bhatti and Singh were extremely generous and well known in the community.

People at the vigil also said the men were always looking out for everybody in the neighborhood and offering advice when they could.  The people who spoke tonight said the men who were killed as they worked inside Saleh's Market were like family.  Dionell Hill said, "They're good people the only thing they try and do in this community is just help."  Kiwhonei Nichols said, "he was like an angel a great person he meant a lot to the community."

And the people at the vigil said they aren't just devastated by the loss of their friends but also by the shock of who is suspected of killing them.  28 year old Kevin Moore was arrested for the shooting.  Those at the vigil say they knew him, they called him "Lorenzo."  Hill and Nichols said Bhatti and Singh also knew Moore and no one ever expected him to do something like this.

Community members who were at the vigil also talked a lot about how it's a tragedy that it took a violent act like this to bring them all together.  But it looks like they may be getting together again soon.  Flyers were handed out at the vigil urging people to come to Mary Beck Elementary School on September 15th to talk about forming a neighborhood association.

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