- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina group that fights gun violence will participate in a nationwide candlelight vigil in memory of all victims of gun violence in the country.

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will hold a service Thursday at Judea Reform Congregation in Durham. It’s one of more than 190 vigils planned Thursday in 36 states.

The event marks the second anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut along with more than 60,000 victims of gun violence in the U.S. since then. On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother and gunned down 20 children and six educators at the school before killing himself.

Local sponsors include the North Carolina Justice Center and Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.

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