Bishop Bradley decries shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, prays for victims

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February 22, 2016

People hug at a vigil after six people were killed in a random shooting in Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 21. Kalamazoo Bishop Paul J. Bradley decried the  shootings and offered prayers for victims at a Feb. 22 Mass. (CNS photo/Mark Kauzlarich, Reuters) See KALAMAZOO-PRAYERS Feb. 22, 2016.

People hug at a vigil after six people were killed in a random shooting in Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 21. Kalamazoo Bishop Paul J. Bradley decried the shootings and offered prayers for victims at a Feb. 22 Mass. (CNS photo/Mark Kauzlarich, Reuters)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (CNS) — Expressing shock and sadness, Bishop Paul J. Bradley of Kalamazoo offered prayers for the six people who were killed and two others who were injured by a gunman in the western Michigan city.

The bishop also called for an end to all forms of violence in a statement released Feb. 21, the day following the shootings.

Bishop Bradley was to preside at Mass for the victims Feb. 22 at St. Augustine Cathedral. Other churches either held prayer services or were planning memorial events for the victims.

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