People Acting for Change and Equality or PACE and other groups hosted a candlelight vigil at the courthouse in downtown Shreveport.

"We can let it define us, we can let it destroy us or we can let it strengthen us". That was the message from organizers.

Hundreds of people showed up to remember the victims of the deadly nightclub shootings in Orlando. The Korner Lounge, Central Station and the Milestone Bar teamed up to host the event.

Mayor Ollie Tyler told the crowd:

We believe that unity is the fuel that allows common people to obtain amazing results. It is also my belief that there is no problem we as leaders and citizens can not solve together.

Pace is holding an event at Betty Virginia Park this Saturday from 11-2. This event was already planned, but will now give more people a chance to come together.