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Candlelight vigil honors six victims in Chesapeake murder-suicide

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-30 23:12:34-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Loved ones of the Dooley family gathered at the Temple Baptist Church on Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil in their honor.

"While I do not have the words to express the depth of our sorrow, we are encouraged by the outpouring of love and support of our family and friends and the community," says Michael Dooley, the brother of one of the victims, Todd.

Chesapeake Police say 26-year-old Cameron Dooley shot his grandmother Doris, his parents Todd and Lori, his sister Brooke, and brother Landon before killing himself.

Police are still investigating why.

The interim pastor of Temple Baptist tells NewsChannel 3 that Doris' husband was a pastor for 37 years before he passed away, and the entire family grew up there.

"Lori met Todd here through the ministries of the church and grew up here as well, married here in the church, and served here in the church as well," says Jerry Greco. "The children grew up here, went to camp with us."

The group gathered at the vigil walked from the church to the Deep Creek neighborhood where the tragedy unfolded this week.

"It's wonderful to see this, it's very solemn, it's just wonderful to see everyone out here," says William Bernstein, a friend of Doris.

Officers with the Chesapeake Police Marine Patrol were at the vigil as well.

Greco says Todd was on the dive team for years.

"They took it from here and brought it to the community and now the community is bringing it back to them."

As Chesapeake Police continue to investigate what led Cameron to the violence, the Dooley family is asking for nothing but continued support.

"Please continue to lift our family up in prayer."