DENVER (CBS4) – A vigil is scheduled to be held after a mother and two children were shot and killed and another child was injured in the Globeville neighborhood Wednesday morning.
The shooting left two children, Nevaeh and Eric, and their mother, Mayra Nunez, dead in the 4900 block of Pearl Street. Another child, Isabelle, who was injured survived and was rushed to the hospital. That child was listed in critical condition after surgery on Wednesday afternoon.
The tight-knit Globeville community will gather at Argo Park to remember the three lives lost and try and heal after such a horrific tragedy.
The news of the shooting spread through the community and some are turning to their faith.
“Because of my church, we have a heart for this community. I came and let’s see what’s going on,” Pastor Jose Rojas with the Providence Bible Church said.
Rojas was at the scene as he tried to make sense of what happened. He’s trying to help the community heal and bring them together during this time of tragedy.
“If you are from the community, I invite you to come and pray for the family, for the extended family, and for the community,” Rojas said.
He’ll be praying with others at the candlelight vigil here at Argo Park. It’s a central location for the Globeville community.
“It was extreme sadness; concern for the family, for the kids. I was hoping it wasn’t any of our kids who come into the center,” said Nancy Gomez with Street Kidz.
Street Kidz is the only recreation center in Globeville that provides children an alternative outlet to violence and gangs. She never thought such violence would occur inside the safety of the children’s home.
“It kind of makes you wonder then, what places or what measurements or what controls are we putting as far as guns are concerned?” Gomez said. “And then you also have to wonder what really happened. What happened within the home that could have been prevented?”
The vigil begins at 7 p.m. in the northeast corner of the park. Anyone is invited to attend.