The Sutherland Springs shooting was heard round the country, but for a Corpus Christi group, it hit a little closer to home.
That group is called the Homicide Survivors Support Group. Members of the group know what it's like to lose a loved one suddenly and tragically. That is why they held a memorial service on Sunday evening to honor the 26 victims in last Sunday's shooting.
Luci McGuire, a member of the group, lost her son to a homicide just over ten years ago. For her, it was an evening to come out and show support for others who are walking the same road she is.
"This horrendous, horrendous act that was just committed on all of these people, it wasn't just on those people, it was a community," Mcguire said. "It is everyone that loves someone. And we all wanted to get together and offer our prayers and offer our services."
The memorial service held at the First Christian Church in Corpus Christi, honored those 26 victims involved of the worst mass shooting in a church.The evening began with a prayer, then song, and ended in reading off the names of the 26 people who passed away.
It was a time to show respect for those who fell victim to this tragedy, but it was also to show support for others who have been down this road before.
"It is horrible what happened. We understand what happened, not why it happened," McGuire said. "But we're trying to send love and understanding, and we want you to know that you're not alone. You're never going to be alone."
The Homicide Survivors Support Group encourages anyone who needs help and support, to contact them. They can be reached on Facebook or at 361-244-8794.