Last night, approximately 75 people held a candlelight vigil outside of the University of Winnepeg, Canada to honor Ana Marquez-Greene, the 6-year-old victim in the Connecticut school shooting last week.
Ana had spent much of her short life in Winnipeg, with her parents and brother, before moving to Connecticut this past summer.
Metro Winnepeg reports Ana’s mother, Elba, worked at the University of Winnepeg’s Aurora Family Therapy Center, near the location of the vigil site, and Ana’s father, Jimmy Greene, was a jazz instructor at the University of Manitoba from 2009 until this year.
A second vigil, in memory of Ana and the other victims, is expected to be held tonight at 7pm at the University of Manitoba.
Ana attended Linden Christian School while she lived in Winnipeg, according to Metro Winnepeg, and at last night’s vigil she was called “a daughter of Winnepeg.”
“As a community, let’s uphold James, Elba and their son Isaiah, as well as the many individuals impacted by this tragedy, in prayer,” said Linden Christian principal Rob Charach. “The Marquez-Greene family thank everyone for their prayer support and know Ana is with Jesus.”