With the recent shooting event in Las Vegas this past weekend, many locals are left with a mix of emotions, and the biggest question many are asking is why.
"I think it was really important for the community to come together and process the recent shootings," mentioned Becky Goddard, a teacher at Bar Nunn Elementary.
Earlier today, a candle light vigil was held at the United Church of Christ in Casper, one of many across the nation.
"I was just hoping to provide a space for people that did want to process amongst other caring people," exclaimed Rev. Dee Lundberg.
With the community coming together to console each other, discussions are being had about what emotions are running through everyone's minds.
"It's a grieving process,” started Lundberg. “It's sadness, it's anger, it's the why and what could we have done. It's kind of crazy town."
And for future generations, the hope is to continue to teach and discuss the principles of acceptance for everyone, and to handle conflicts in healthy ways.
"I think that in the end, everyone wants the same thing,” mentioned Goddard. “Everybody wants to be safe, everybody wants to be loved, and everybody wants to be taken care of. We all want the same things."
But for now, we continue to keep the victims and their families in mind.