CRIME

PHOTOS: Americans mourn latest mass shooting tragedy

  • A message of the screen during a prayer vigil at the Joy Metropolitan Community Church after a fatal shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    A message of the screen during a prayer vigil at the Joy Metropolitan Community Church after a fatal shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Pride of the Panhandle holds a candlelight vigil on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Panama City Beach, Fla., to remember the 50 killed and 53 injured in the Pulse nightclub shooting, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. (Heather Leiphart/News Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Pride of the Panhandle holds a candlelight vigil on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Panama City Beach, Fla., to remember the 50 killed and 53 injured in the Pulse nightclub shooting, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. (Heather Leiphart/News Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • People cry in front of a makeshift memorial to remember  the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., in New York, Sunday, June 12, 2016.  A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers.  (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    People cry in front of a makeshift memorial to remember the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., in New York, Sunday, June 12, 2016. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)  (The Associated Press)

"More Love. Less Hate."

That was the heartfelt message on the screen during a prayer vigil at Joy Metropolitan Community Church in Orlando, Florida, hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The gunman, Omar Matten, killed 50 club-goers and critically injured dozens more at Pulse, a gay nightclub south of the city's downtown early Sunday.

From North Carolina to New York, from Connecticut to Texas, Americans held vigils for the victims.

Here are some images from the Sunday evening gatherings as a nation mourned the latest mass shooting.

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