Sometimes, the loudest voice is the one that comes out on a night when most people would stay inside, and then speaks loudly, not so much with words, but with its mere presence. MPR photographer Jeffrey Thompson sends along these images from Thursday’s night’s vigil outside Seward Market and Halal Meat, where three people died in a shooting on Wednesday evening.
Endale Kebede of Columbia Heights lit a candle during the vigil.
From left, Yusef Abdi and Abdi Malik examine the interior of the market.
Flowers were left at the front door of Seward Market.
Mayor R.T. Rybak spoke with community members during the vigil.
Seward community members displayed signs.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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