Hundreds gather at vigil for victims of Monticello shooting

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) – Family, friends and community members gathered in the parking lot at Jordan Manufacturing in Monticello Thursday evening to remember the victims of Tuesday’s fatal shooting.

Delia Gonzalez, 43, and Agustin Oliver, 42, were shot and killed earlier this week in the parking lot of the White County business.

Oliver’s mother, as well as a pastor, spoke to the crowd during the candlelight vigil. Musicians also performed songs and hymns in English and Spanish.

Sylvia Aguilar is friends with Oliver’s sister. She says he was a good father who constantly made her and others laugh. She says the pain is deep, but the community support for the family is strong.

“Their pain, it’s not going to go away, but just for them to have support from everybody, I think it’s going to be a lot easier for them to go through this,” said Aguilar.

When Jordan Manufacturing reopened after the shooting it offered counseling services for its employees.

According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, Israel Rogel, 42, shot Gonzalez and Oliver and then shot himself. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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