Hundreds attend vigil for Elkhart shooting victims


Elkhart, Ind. Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil held Saturday night in honor of the victims of this week's shooting at Martin’s Super Market in Elkhart.

It was the same scene where two women, Martin's employee Krystle Dikes and shopper Rachelle Godfread were shot and killed only three days before.

A sea of people turned up -- from the Michiana area and beyond -- to honor the memories of these women by lighting candles, signing posters and telling stories about them.

Shaun Dikes, the father of 20-year-old victim Krystle Dikes, said his family was extremely moved by the outpouring of support.

"This is incredible," Dikes said to the group in attendance. "It's very touching and I felt that I needed to express how much this means to us that all of these people that may not have known her, may not know us, are here."

Many vigil goers remarked on the strength that seemed to resonate around the community members in attendance.

"It really does put more peace into people's hearts and minds," said Michele Talos, a South Bend resident. "I think people will go out and treat people better. So I think, on the bright side, there will be more love spread."


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