Happening tonight: Vigils planned for journalist, 9-year-old girl killed in Orange County shootings

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — There are two vigils scheduled for Friday night in memory of the TV reporter and 9-year-old girl killed in shootings in Orange County this week.

Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons, 24, and Pine Hills Elementary School student T’yonna Major, 9, both died Wednesday after shootings in Pine Hills.


ICP Orlando Church is scheduled to host a candle light vigil to honor both Lyons and T’yonna at 7 p.m. Friday. The community is invited to attend. The church is located at 5850 Clarcona Ocoee Road.

Read: ‘A kind & beautiful soul’: Girl, 9, killed in Pine Hills shooting remembered for ‘infectious smile’

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida is also hosting a vigil to honor Lyons, who was an alumnus of the school.

That vigil is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday outside of the Nicholson School of Communication and Media building on UCF’s main campus.

Read: UCF students create memorial to honor slain TV journalist Dylan Lyons

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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