Nearly a week after a Marine reservist went on a deadly shooting spree in Montgomery County, several communities are working to rebuild a sense of safety while continuing to pull for the full recovery for the only survivor, Anthony Flick.
"Our hearts are broken, our communities are broken," said Melissa Tarantino, a friend of the six family members killed by Bradley Stone last Monday.
Community members held a memorial service Sunday to mourn the four generations killed by 35-year-old Stone, who began his deadly rampage before dawn on Dec. 15.
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The service began at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on North Broad Street in Lansdale.
Around 3:30 a.m. last Monday, Stone barged into the home of his ex-wife's sister, Trish Flick, and shot and killer her, her husband Aaron and their 14-year-old daughter, Nina.
Their 17-year-old son, Anthony, who tried to defend his sister during the attack, He suffered a "gaping skull fracture" and lacerations to his arms and fingers, according to court documents. He remains in stable yet serious condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, officials said.
Along with Anthony's family, Stone killed his ex-wife and mother of their two children, Nicole Hill Stone, her mother and her grandmother, according to investigators.
Witnesses told NBC10 they could hear the couple's daughters, ages 8 and 5, sceaming as Stone pulled them from the Pheasant Run Apartments.
Another vigil is being held Monday night at Souderton Area High School to draw attention to Anthony's fight and honor the memory of Nina, according to the Flick's Fighters, a group of the teenagers' friends and classmates who organized an online campaign that has already raised more than $25,000 for the orphaned teen.
"We are going to be here for him," said Sarah Sewell, Anthony's friend. "We are his family now because that's all he has left... us."
The 45-minute event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school's gymnasium.
Authorities found Stone's body Tuesday in the woods near his Pennsburg home after an intense manhunt that struck fear among his Montgomery County neighbors who were told to shelter in place and led schools to cancel classes.
Authorities have yet to release a motive in the killings, but fellow marines, who served with Stone, described the man as odd and described his relationship with his ex-wife as tumultuous.