Bend mourns victims of Safeway shooting

The city paid tribute to two men — Glenn Bennett and Donald Surrett Jr. — killed in an attack on the Forum Shopping Center on Sunday.

Hundreds of people gathered under the shade of tall ponderosa pines in a Bend park Monday evening to pay tribute to two men killed in a grocery store shooting the night before.

A choir sang gentle songs, local faith leaders offered words of hope, and mourners

some of whom narrowly escaped Sunday’s attack — laid flowers at the foot of the amphitheater beside the tranquil waters of Mirror Pond.

I’m so angry that this continues,” Bend City Councilor Melanie Kebler told the crowd.

I’m so angry that lives were needlessly lost, that terror was experienced in our community

but I don’t accept it. We don’t accept it.”