A thousand words: Seward strikes back

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.


  • A sad event in a wonderful neighborhood. My wife and I played in the Seward Concert Band many years and it’s a great community. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  • nasra

    what a sad time