Candlelight vigil held at Carroll University to remember salon shooting victims
WAUKESHA- Friends and strangers gathered at Carroll University in Waukesha for a candlelight vigil.
Some in the crowd chose to make a few comments, others couldn't find the words, only tears. But everybody shared the same sorrow over a senseless act.
Sonia Dolphin misses her friend, Zina Haughton.
"I'm really sorry. I'm really sorry and I will always love her," says Dolphin. "She definitely took care of me and I'm going to really miss that."
Dozens gathered in Waukesha Wednesday night to remember all three women killed, and honor the four who were injured in the shooting at the Azana Spa and Salon on Sunday.
With candles in hand, the words "heavy hearts" lighted the backdrop.
"You know it's happening too often and when we heard about this we wanted to be a part of it," says Lane Hall, a co-founder of the Overpass Light Brigade.
Some chose to speak to the crowd.
"She touched and everybody touched each others lives and I'm going to be very sorry to not have her in my life," says one woman in the crowd.
Rahul Dubey of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin stopped by as a show of solidarity. In August, seven people were killed at the Oak Creek Sikh temple by gunman Wade Page.
"We feel the same kind of pain and our wounds have not healed yet," says Dubey.
And it will take time for these wounds to heal, if they ever do. Until then, the message is clear.
"I really think that if we could tightly knit the network and know what to do so that no other woman has to go through this, your daughters or mine," says Dolphin.
Sonia Dolphin says she didn't know most of the people in the crowd, making it all the more emotional that they wanted to come.