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Cunningham vigil tonight

 A vigil is planned for 6 p.m. today at the scene of this week’s horrific slaying of a man in front of his 13-year-old daughter.

Willie Lee Anderson, pastor of the New Bethel Community Church, said that while Thomas Cunningham didn’t attend services there and he did not know him personally, there’s a need to get the community together after Tuesday night’s shooting.

“Our sense of security has been lost,” Anderson said. “We’re coming together to show support for this family and support as a community. We cannot stand back any longer.”

The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at the shopping center near the bottom of Kelly Hill, at B and Vermont streets.

Eric Kurhi