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El Paso to hold memorial service for shooting victims

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 14 2019 Aug 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 11:43 AM August 14, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso will hold a ceremony to memorialize the 22 people killed this month when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the Texas border community.

The city will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday to officially honor the victims, whose loved ones have marked their passing with vigils and funeral s in the U.S. and Mexico.

City spokesman Rick Isaias says plans for the service are still taking shape, but the mayors of El Paso and the neighboring Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez will both speak, along with several religious leaders.

Isaias says officials don't know how many people with attend, but have made plans for a large crowd. The ceremony will be held at Southwest University Park and broadcast live to four other locations.

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