Tears stream down Treasure Lambert’s face as she remembers more than two dozen victims, most of them children, that were gunned down at a Newport, Conn., elementary school. The 11 year old was among a small group that gathered at a candelight vigil at Leimert Park. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2012.
Breaking down in tears, 12-year-old Majesty Lambert was overcome with emotion for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school Friday.
"It’s not a good feeling," Lambert said. "It hurts super badly to think about all these little kids that died."
As investigators continued to comb through a grizzly scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a small group of Angelenos gathered for a candlelight vigil in Leimert Park Friday night.
And although the horrific rampage happened nearly 3,000 miles away, emotions were powerful at the intimate ceremony in South Los Angeles.
"Everyone felt the pain and suffering," said one man.
"You have to think about what the parents are going through because of the killer," said Treasure Lambert, Majesty’s 11-year-old sister.
Their grandmother says the young siblings have been crying all day trying to understand the shooting rampage that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six adults.
"It’s hitting close to home because they’re kids just like them. It could have been their school," said LaDeeDred.
Amir Wright, 14, said he was shocked by the shooting, the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
"You go to school thinking you’re safe then something like that can happen," Wright said.
At Leimert Park, his younger brother lit a candle for the victims. His 10-year-old sister said a prayer and tried to explain the tragedy to her 6-year-old brother
In Orange County, Anaheim city leaders announced they will hold a half-hour vigil in honor of the Newtown victims starting at 5 p.m. Monday on the steps of Anaheim City Hall.