Church rings bell 60 times to grieve 59 Las Vegas victims and ki - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Church rings bell 60 times to grieve 59 Las Vegas victims and killer

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A somber sound rang through Downtown Memphis on Tuesday as Calvary Episcopal Church sounded the bell for the those who died in Saturday night's shooting in Las Vegas.

The church rang the bell 60 times--once for each of the 59 victims, and once for the shooter who took his own life.

When asked, the rector of the church said they chose to include the shooter because as a Christian, they are told to pray for their enemies.

"We believe that our grief is grounded in the belief that all lives are sacred, and all people are created in the image of God, even if only God knows why some lives end as they do," Scott Walters said.

Walters also said the church felt it was important to sound the bell to help people process their grief.  

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