Candlelight Vigil for Trolley Square Shooting Victims

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Jeffrey Walker, Vanessa Quinn, Brad Franz, Kirsten Hinckley and Teresa Ellis-- the five victims of the Trolley Square mass shooting 10 years ago.
 
On February 12, 2007, a gunman opened fire at Trolley Square Shopping Center. Within minutes, the gunman shot and killed five people and wounded four others before he was killed after a shootout with police.
 
Survivors and victim family members gathered at the Zion Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City Sunday night to say a few words about how the mass shooting has impacted their lives over the past 10 years.
 
"She was my best friend and she was there with me every day and she's gone."
 
Kait Hinckley's sister Kirsten was fatally shot that night and her mother, Carolyn, who was shot in the arm, shoulder and back, survived.
 
Carolyn and her daughter Kirsten were together shopping for Valentine's Day cards.
 
At the candlelight vigil, Kait recalled her sister's laugh.
 
"Her laugh was really notorious."
 
Kait tells Good4Utah's Brittany Johnson that her sister's laugh is starting to dim.
 
"It's hard after all these years. There's still phrases I can hear but she's starting to fade. If I don't watch home videos of her and her voice, I just stop and think about what she sounded like and it's hard."
 
Vanessa Quinn's best friend also recalled the night of the shooting, telling those in attendance that Quinn was his silver lining.
 
Amber, who was a really good friend of Teresa Ellis, said Ellis was everything in her world before she passed.
 
Brad Franz' uncle talked about the void in their family that can never be replaced, and said guns should be respected and not used to end ones life.
 
Those impacted by the shooting also called for reasonable solutions to address our nation's culture of gun violence, something they continue to discuss with Utah Legislators. 
 
If you are concerned about gun violence and want to connect with the Moms Demand Action Organization (the organization that put together Sunday night's vigil) click here.

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