This story originally was published Feb. 21, 2016.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kalamazoo's Centerpoint Church hosted a vigil Sunday night honoring the victims shot Saturday, allegedly by 45-year-old Jason Dalton.
The prayer service began at 7 o'clock and was open to anyone regardless of religion, organizers said.
Police accuse Dalton of shooting eight people at an apartment complex, a car dealership and at a restaurant in Kalamazoo County on Saturday, police said. He was working that night as an Uber driver who may have been picking up fares as he continued an hours-long shooting spree in the area.
Among those killed were Mary Lou Nye, 62, of Baroda, Mich.; Mary Jo Nye, 60, a former teacher at Calhoun Community High School; 68-year-old Barbara Hawthorne and 74-year-old Dorothy Brown, both of Battle Creek; and Richard Smith, 53, and his 17-year-old son, Tyler.
Another victim, a 14-year-old girl, was critically wounded in an attack at a Cracker Barrel parking lot. She remains at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. The first victim, a woman shot at the Meadows Townhomes complex, was listed in serious condition.
The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo's Bishop Paul J. Bradley said in a statement there will be a Mass Monday praying for those affected: "We are shocked and saddened by the horrific acts of violence in our beloved Kalamazoo last evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the six innocent people whose lives in this world were so mercilessly ended. May they live forever with God in the life of the world to come. We also pray for the perpetrator; may God show him mercy and change his heart. We commend the courage and dedication of our first responders for their commitment to keeping our community safe. Finally we pray for an end to all forms of violence. May this Lenten season be a time for all of us to turn away from sin and be freed from the strong hold of evil's influence so that we can live together in security and peace. We invite all people to join together tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. for a Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral to pray for the victims, the injured and traumatized, and for an end to violence. May all those impacted by this senseless tragedy be comforted by the love of our unified prayers."
A group called the Coalition for Common Ground: Reducing Gun Violence Together is also planning a community vigil at 6 p.m. Monday at First Congregational Church,345 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI.
Staff at the Battle Creek Enquirer contributed to this report.