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Children of slain store owner thank community at emotional vigil in Henrico


An emotional night for one Eastern Henrico community, as more than a hundred people huddled in front of the Expressway convenience store off Mechanicsville Turnpike - where store owner Furooq Bhimdi was shot and killed Monday.

His family spoke publicly about their loss and the tremendous support they're getting from the community for the first time Friday night.

Bhimdi's kids shared their pain with the community.

"I just want to thank everyone, the community, Henrico Police, Ms. Raisin, for everything you've done for my father, and my family, and the support you have given us, and for catching the man who did this to my father, I want to thank you all, thank you so much," said Bhimdi's daughter.

Bhimdi's widow did not attend. We're told she will be at a memorial service on Monday at 7pm at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road.

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