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Day After Bombing, City Of Boston Mourns

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A Boston police officer stands near what was the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A Boston police officer stands near what was the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Hundreds gathered Tuesday night for a vigil in Dorchester to honor the victims of the Boston Hundreds gathered Tuesday night for a vigil in Dorchester to honor the victims of the Boston

The shock of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon has turned to sadness and anger, but there is a new sense of community and patriotism among the people of the city a day after a terrorist attack on one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Boston is still on high alert after two bombs exploded along the Boston Marathon route. The explosions killed three people and injured more than 170, officials said.

Among the deaths, 8-year-old Martin Richard of Boston and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell of Medford. Officials at Boston University say a graduate student is the third victim killed in the bombings, the Associated Press reported.

In a statement, Martin's father, Bill Richard, said his wife and daughter were recovering from serious injuries also sustained during the blasts.

"We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin," the statement read.

Some of the victims who were injured by the blast spoke out Tuesday for the first time.

"I don't have a direct person to be made with, so it's hard to be mad at something you can't see," Nicholas Yanni said.

Doctors say many of the victims at the hospital are being treated for "shrapnel-like injuries."

On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered in Dorchester to honor the victims of the attacks in a candlelight vigil.

As the nation come to terms with what happened, investigators are still searching for suspects.

"We continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force) partners and the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, as well as all of the other JTTF agencies," FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said in a Tuesday news conference.

"Our mission is clear - to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bombing."

The Associated Press reports the explosions were the result of pressure cookers filled with shards of metal and nails near the finish line.

The FBI says any help from the public in the investigation is "critical" as investigators work to establish a timeline of events.

"We commend the public. We commend the citizens of Boston and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the information that has been provided to law enforcement so far. And we strongly encourage that assistance to continue," DesLauriers said.

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