Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil for victims of Martin's shooting
ELKHART, Ind. -- Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil at Martin’s Saturday night to show their support for the victims and families affected by Wednesday night’s deadly shooting at Martin’s.
“I had no intention of speaking tonight but this is incredible, very touching,” Krystle Dikes father said.
Krystle Dikes and Rachelle Godfread were killed Wednesday night and the alleged shooter was killed by police.
With heads bowed and candles in hand, loved ones and even strangers mourned those lost.
“One thing I noticed she didn’t take her eyes of her son. She cheered him on the whole game. She lived for watching her son play basketball," said Teresa Ingals.
Krystle Dikes' mother also attended the vigil but still wasn’t ready to talk to the media.
But Dikes' father, spoke for the family.
“I felt that I needed to express how much this means to us that all of these people that all of these people who may not have even known her, may not even know us, are here,” he said.
He even joked that Krystle was in heaven laughing at all of the hundreds of people standing in the cold and snow trying to stay warm.
But as the flowers continue to pile up, people say they are praying for God to bring peace to these family's.
And many say their final good byes.
“I miss you, I know you’re in a good place. I love you,” said good friend of Krystle’s Andrea Stump.