People in Newtown offer support to Orlando victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WHDH) – More than three years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, people in Newtown, Connecticut say they hope the shooting in Orlando will encourage people to mobilize against gun violence.

An interfaith prayer vigil was held at a church in Newtown last night.

There were 26 people killed, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.

People in Newtown say their hearts go out to the victims in Orlando.

A nonprofit group called “Sandy Hook Promise” works to prevent gun violence.

The director of the group says she cannot believe that someone whose name once appeared on a terrorist watch list was allowed to legally purchase guns.