A candlelight vigil might be held Sunday at 5 p.m. in West Hollywood to specific solidarity with the LGBTQ neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colo., within the aftermath of Saturday night time’s taking pictures at a homosexual nightclub that left 5 individuals useless and 25 injured.
“We have to stand in solidarity with everybody within the LGBTQ neighborhood,” mentioned West Hollywood Councilman John Erickson, “and hopefully be a beacon for anybody who identifies as LGBTQ or who loves and helps our neighborhood.”
Erickson described the gathering, which is able to happen at Rocco’s WeHo at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards, as a neighborhood effort initiated by town’s public security commissioner Jackie Steele.
“Collectively we have to demand motion and options, no extra ideas and prayers,” added Erickson, who has been working to make sure public security for the vigil. “Final night time’s taking pictures was grim, particularly as particulars emerge.”
Police have recognized the suspect within the taking pictures at Membership Q as Anderson Lee Aldrich. Shortly subdued by patrons on the membership, he was taken into custody when police arrived. Of the 25 individuals injured in the course of the taking pictures, 19 have gunshot wounds. None of these is “deemed really essential,” mentioned Colorado Spring Mayor John Suthers.