CHARDON, Ohio--Community prayer vigils are being held in the aftermath of theChardon High School shootings

On Monday night, more than half a dozen vigils were held at churches in Chardon and surrounding communities. Those somber observances included a candlight gathering on the Chardon Square.

Students and community members came together to remember the five victims.

Photos: Chardon candlelight vigil

On Tuesday night, thousands of people attended a memorial and vigil at St. Mary's in Chardon. Gov. John Kasich was among those attending.

The vigil came just hours after the community learned two more students passed away, bringing the shooting death toll to three.

One victim remains hospitalized. The fifth victim has been released from the hospital.

Students decorated the trees around Chardon with ribbons in the school's colors as a tribute to the victims.