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Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss perform at vigil for shooting victims

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Vince Gill was among the performers at the vigil. (WSMV) Vince Gill was among the performers at the vigil. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The city of Nashville held a vigil Monday night at Ascend Amphitheater for the victims in the deadly concert shooting in Las Vegas.

Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Keith Urban performed at the vigil, Mayor Megan Barry and Charles Esten offered remarks and Amy Grant led a prayer.

"Music can bring healing and that is why we are here tonight," Esten said.

Barry noted it was the second vigil Nashville has held in one week for shooting victims. Dozens gathered last Monday following the deadly shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

“You shouldn’t have to worry gunfire at those places, and you certainly shouldn’t have to worry about dying," Barry said.

Whitney Stroup attended the vigil. She said one of her friends is among the more than 500 people injured.

"One of my friends is in critical condition. They were able to remove the bullet," Stroup said.

Another woman who attended the vigil said she can barely find the words to express how she feels.

"It's really important to keep on keeping on and just pray a lot," the woman said.

About 100 people attended the vigil.

The country music community has established a fund to help shooting victims and their families. Organizers say 100 percent of what is donated goes directly to the families.  Click here to donate.

Click here to watch the full video of the vigil.

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