Events Held Across SoCal for Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting

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Several local vigils and events honoring the victims in the Orlando mass shooting were held Monday across Southern California.

The Islamic Center of Southern California and Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace hosted an interfaith vigil in Koreatown Monday evening in remembrance of the victims.

In San Bernardino, members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ lit candles as they read aloud the names of each of the 49 victims of the nightclub shooting.

An estimated 3,000 people attended a rally and vigil at Los Angeles City Hall hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

“We cannot allow this hateful, murderous incident to silence us,” organization officials said on their website and in the Facebook invite to the event.

“We must express our grief and anger. But we must also make it clear that we will not be deterred by hate and violence, and that we celebrate in defiance of bigotry and fear.”

Among the speakers at the rally was singer Lady Gaga.

"This is an attack on humanity itself," Gaga told the crowd. "They are all our brothers and our sisters."

Another candlelight vigil was held in West Hollywood where the L.A. Pride Parade was held on the same day as the massacre.

Also in West Hollywood, artist ChadMichael Morrisette scattered mannequins on the roof of his home to represent the tragedy, the Times reported.

Omar Mateen, 29, of Ft. Pierce, shot more than 100 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 of them early Sunday.

Officials say he pledged loyalty to ISIS shortly after the shooting. It was the worst terror attack in the United States since 9/11 and the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history.

Correction: In a version of this story that appeared on air at 10 p.m. Monday, a vigil attendee was misidentified as West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister.