Bayonne church holds vigil for South Carolina church shooting victims


The Bayonne Friendship Missionary Baptist Church hosted a Memorial Prayer and Vigil last night for the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting on June 17. 

Bayonne Baptist Church

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The church, located at 41-45 West 20th Street in Bayonne, had a couple dozen parishioners come out to pray and pay their respects for the nine shooting victims, gunned down the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by 21-year-old Dylann Roof (h/t NBC News), last week.

Yesterday, the Emanuel AME Church held a Bible study in the same room where Roof opened fire after sitting in on a Bible study group for about an hour just one week prior, per CNN.

U.S. Reps. Albio Sires (D-10) and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-8) previously expressed their sympathies over the tragic killings.

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