BROOKLYN - Brookdale Hospital employees held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for the 70-year-old nurse who was brutally beaten by a patient last week.

Nurses joined other hospital staff to send their thoughts and prayers to Evelyn Lynch.

Kwincii Jones was arrested after allegedly attacking Lynch and was charged with assault and attempted murder.

Officials say it's not yet clear what prompted the violence.

She is listed in critical condition at Kings County Hospital Center.