BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Many communities across the United States are offering support to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Colorado Springs night club.
And the Rio Grande Valley is among them.
A vigil was held Tuesday evening in Brownsville for the lives lost Sunday in the mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.
“It’s unfortunate that this is what brings us together,” said Brownsville City Commissioner Roy De los Santos, “but it is all too real that these types of tragedies continue to happen in our country.”
On Tuesday, LGBTQ organizations across the Rio Grande Valley partnered with Bar-B, a Brownsville bar, and de los Santos’s office to host a vigil for the five people killed at Club Q late Saturday night.
Nexstar Media Wire reported a gunman opened fire at Club Q around midnight on Saturday, killing five and injuring over 25 people.
“While the motive remains under investigation, it is important we gather to remember those lost and to stand against the hate and bigotry which stokes this type of violence as it is present in communities across the country and across the globe, including our own community here in Brownsville,” De los Santos said.
De los Santos also encouraged the community to continue having conversation about these tragedies to prevent more of them from happening in the future.
Partners in this vigil included the Valley AIDS Council, the South Texas Equality Project, the RGV Bears and Bar-B.
The vigil was at Bar-B located at 635 E. 10th St. in Brownsville.