VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The City of Virginia Beach and its employees held a moment of silence Friday to honor the 12 people killed in the mass shooting at the municipal center on May 31.
The moment of silence took place at 4:06 p.m.
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Virginia Beach invited everyone to join employees in observing the moment of silence "wherever you are at 4:06 p.m."
Four victims of the shooting are still in the hospital.
Dozens of people showed up to the memorial site at the municipal center. Family members and strangers consoled each other throughout Friday.
"My son-in-law works in the courts here, and when this hit, I didn't know if he was okay," said Darlene Bowes.
Bowes gave small crosses to people who were grieving.
"It's just overwhelming that this can happen and I love my cross. And I want other people to have the feeling that I have and that's just why I'm here," said Bowes
People even came from out-of-state to pay their respects.
"It just..it's just heart pounding. It's just... I feel just sad," said Craig McCullough from North Carolina.
Others just wanted families and loved ones of the victims to know they are supported.
"They have our support. That we love them. That we're thinking about them. And that we would do anything we could do to help them get through this time," said Susan O'Connor.
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