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Candlelight vigil held for San Jacinto murder victims


Last updated 1/11/2018 at Noon

Candles are lit by upward of 400 San Jacinto and Hemet residents during a Jan. 6 candlelight vigil for Lauren Lopez, 19, and Patrick Powell, 22, who were murdered by unknown gunman, Jan. 3, in San Jacinto. Tony Ault photo

Upward of 400 people attended a special candlelight vigil for slain 19-year-old Lauren Lopez, an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter, and her friend Patrick Powell, 22, in front of the Team Quest Athletic Center in San Jacinto Saturday evening, Jan. 6.

The revered MMA instructor was killed in double shooting Jan. 3, at the intersection of Warren Road and Ramona Expressway that morning. Lopez and Powell, a father of three children, were both found fatally shot while still inside a Chevrolet hatchback that ended up in a ditch, according the Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators. Th...

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