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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Mass shooting victims remembered at Temecula vigil


Last updated 8/16/2019 at 1:49am

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People gather and stand in solidarity on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez roads during a vigil for victims of recent mass shootings. 

Hundreds of residents converged on the Temecula Duck Pond Friday, Aug. 9, for a candlelight vigil remembering the victims of the rash of mass shootings that have struck the country.

United Church of the Valley, along with other area faith communities, joined forces to stand in solidarity against the sale and possession of assault weapons and to remember those killed in senseless acts of violence.

In recent weeks, 31 people were killed – 22 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, and another nine were killed in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 4, – by mass shooters just days after th...

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