Vigil held for victims of Elkhart shooting - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Vigil held for victims of Elkhart shooting

Posted:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
  • South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
  • South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.