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Manchester residents mourn loss of homicide victims at candelight vigil

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MANCHESTER, Ill. (WGEM) -

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The five victims of the Manchester homicides were remembered Sunday night as this small community continues to heal.

Candles illuminated Village Park in Manchester as hundreds of residents from the small town, and neighboring communities met for a candlelight vigil.

Residents prayed with one another, and offered comfort and support for family members in a time of tragedy for this small town.

"My hearts broken for the little babies, I love kids and I just can't figure why this had to happen," said Jeanne Sheppard.

"We have an outreach center up in Winchester and the little girl Kassidy came there for a giveaway and we all knew her, it was just important that our church come here," said Emily Clements.

Community members say it was important for them to be at Sunday's vigil to show the family they have a strong support system.

Numerous family members of the victims were also in attendance at Sunday night's vigil.

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