More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant.

The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered for the vigil Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday’s “senseless killings” at the business left the victims’ families brokenhearted over lives that “were snuffed out way too short.”

Haas called on God to bring comfort to the families and Aurora. He then read the names and ages of the five shooting victims , prompting sobs and cries.

Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin said the city’s residents feel for the families “with all our hearts” but that condolences are not enough.

The city of Aurora tweeted that about 1,700 people attended Sunday’s vigil.

People attend at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
People attend at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
People pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
People pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A wet rose places at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A wet rose places at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's family pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s family pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s daughter Diana Juarez cries at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A rose is covered by ice at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A rose is covered by ice at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's daughter Diana Juarez cries as she touch a cross at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s daughter Diana Juarez cries as she touch a cross at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez's family pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
One of victim Vicente Juarez’s family pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman places a rose at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman places a rose at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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