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Memorials held throughout Central Florida for victims of Wednesday's shooting in Pine Hills

Nine-year-old T'Yonna Major was one of three victims shot and killed on Wednesday.
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Nine-year-old T'Yonna Major was one of three victims killed in Wednesday's shooting.

A vigil for slain Spectrum News journalist Dylan Lyons will be held at UCF Friday night at 6:30 p.m. outside the Nicholson School of Communication and Media.

Lyons was a 2019 graduate of the school’s journalism program.

He was shot and killed while on assignment Wednesday. His photographer was also shot, but has recovered from his injuries.

Members of the public, students, alumni and members of the press are welcome to attend the ceremony.

A separate ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Pine Hills Elementary School for nine-year-old T’Yonna Major who the suspect shot and killed after Lyons.

Students and staff released dozens of multicolored balloons into the sky, while shouting, “We love you, T’Yonna.”

Major’s mother is still in critical condition. BothLyons' and Major's families have started GoFundMe pages to help them cover funeral expenses.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.
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