Although a candlelight vigil originally planned for Thursday at 8 p.m. was postponed, an estimated 125 students showed up for the unofficial vigil.
It was held at the memorial for the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.
Friday at 6:30 p.m. the official vigil will be held at the memorial.
In the video above, ABC7's Jay Korff talks with students about how they reacted to the news of another shooting on the Virginia Tech campus.
And in the video below, ABC7's John Gonzalez gets the reactions of family members in D.C. who suffered losses in the 2007 shootings.