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Local AME pastor and leaders reflect on Charleston shooting

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - People in the Roanoke Valley will come together to honor those who lost their lives due to gun violence.

"Still feel sad that we lost our sisters and our brothers," Reverend Amy Ziglar with Mount Zion A.M.E church said.

She said she is still devastated nine people lost their lives one year ago inside a house of worship in Charleston, South Carolina.

"A year after, we still feel tried, because there's so much going on in the world now,"  Ziglar said.

Ziglar is frustrated people are losing their lives in gun violence.

Ziglar also expressed frustration about the Orlando shooting.  49 people died and more than 50 were injured inside a night club Sunday.

"When will it be enough," Ziglar asked. "Who else has to die with weapons that continually fire?"

Ziglar plans a service on Sunday to remember the lives lost in Charleston and Orlando.

"Hate is not the way," Ziglar said. "If you don't exemplify love, don't exemplify anything else."

The President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Roanoke, Dr. Perneller Chubb Wilson said she is still in state of shock following the church shooting.

"There's no way in the world I could have forgotten that day because I was stunned for about three days," Wilson said. "I couldn't believe that anyone would go into the house of the lord and shoot that many people down."

There will be another vigil at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Danville.