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Seen through nine burning candles, the Rev. Sharon F. R. Avril, pastor of Carter Memorial A.M.E Church in Fresno speaks during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church…

Nathan Breedlove, 8, right, is held tightly in his father Rev. Dr. Chris Breedlove’s lap during a vigil Sunday morning held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine…

Helen Jenkins, 80, right, bows her head during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Nine candles burn during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Reverend Sharon F. R. Avril, pastor of Carter Memorial A.M.E Church in Fresno, right, speaks during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora…

Those in the room held hands together during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Prayers are said during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Standing room only during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora…

JePaul White, left, Matthew Ari Jendian from Fresno State, center, and Bryson White, right, speak about local racism following a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the…

Nine candles burn during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora…

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