Salt Lake City to hold vigil for Orlando shooting victims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A vigil to honor the victims of a mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub is being planned for Salt Lake City.

LGBT-rights group Equality Utah is organizing a candlelight vigil for Monday at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Salt Lake City and County Building.

More than 800 people have already signed up to go through Facebook.

Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags fly at half-staff through Thursday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community, called the shooting shocking.

In a statement, church officials said they are playing for the victims, their families as well as community leaders and law enforcement.

Authorities say a gunman opened fire in an Orlando club, killing and wounding more than 100 people.

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