More than 2,000 people gathered at San Jose City Hall Thursday evening to remember the nine people killed in Wednesday's mass shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority rail yard.
The vigil was held at the plaza just outside city hall, which is located at 200 E. Santa Clara St. in downtown San Jose.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, city councilmembers, and representatives from Santa Clara County and VTA attended the vigil.
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The grieving started before the formal ceremony. Leonard Megia, the father of shooting victim Paul Megia’s wanted people to know more about his son.
“He was a good father, a good son and my best friend,” he said.
Kyle Megia, Paul Megia’s son also talked the memories he shared with his father.
“He introduced me to snowboarding and other activities I wouldn’t know any of this without him," he said.
Liccardo started out the vigil by reading the nine shooting victims killed by a VTA employee.
Every faith was represented along with local politicians.
“We need to recommit to action to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
There was a lot of tears and love in the San Jose City Hall quad Thursday night.
Several families of the victims had the strength to tell the crowd about the people they lost.
Nicole Megia, Paul Megia’s wife said her husband was proud to work for the VTA.
"God took my husband and best friend too soon. I’m wishing I could be with him one last time and tell him how much I love him," she said.
Karman Singh, the brother of shooting victim Taptejdeep Singh said no one will be able to replace him.
"My nephew and my niece is not going to have a father," he said. "No matter how much I love them how everyone loves them they are going to ask for their father.”