Residents assembled under cloudy skies Wednesday night at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church to pray for a community just down the road in Santa Fe, just days after a gunman killed 10 and wounded a dozen more in spree of violence at Santa Fe High School.
Before coming to work for The Daily News as a staff reporter, Connor worked for us as a freelance correspondent throughout 2017. He has written for other publications such as the Washington Post.
April 11th, 1994
Just hours after at least 10 people were shot and killed and another 10 wounded at Santa Fe High School, organizations and community members across Galveston County were setting up fundraising efforts, blood drives and vigils.
Some crying, others silent, hundreds of community members stood closely together in an open field near the Texas First Bank and clutched candles and red roses in remembrance of the Santa Fe shooting victims.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who police have named as the suspect in a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, had photos of guns and shirts emblazoned with the words “Born to Kill” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.