Camp Hill community holds vigil for Dadeville shooting victim Phil Dowdell
CAMP HILL, Ala. (WBRC) - The community of Camp Hill came together Thursday evening for a vigil honoring Phil Dowdell, one of the four people killed in the Dadeville mass shooting.
Hundreds of people stood outside a church where Dowdell used to live holding a candlelight vigil, his family and friends remembering the good times.
We’re told Dowdell had a great personality, was very athletic, worked hard in the classroom, and had a bright future ahead. They say it’s hard to put into words what they’re going through. Dowdell’s cousin says many people looked up to him.
“And now you really have a reason to look up to him. If he had an impact on your life, let’s let his legacy live through us and do our best to make a change to the negative world,” Helen Black, Phil’s cousin, said.
Losing Dowdell is obviously a lot to process for his family and friends. We’re told his funeral is being planned for next week.
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