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Ceremonies planned Tuesday to mark 1 month since Buffalo mass shooting

Several ceremonies are scheduled to take place Tuesday across WNY to honor the legacy of the 10 people who were shot and killed in the Buffalo mass shooting.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tuesday, June 14 marks one month since the Buffalo mass shooting at the Tops grocery store on Jefferson Avenue.

To mark the date, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will host a 'Remembrance Ceremony' to honor the legacy of the 10 people who were shot and killed. Survivors and families of the victims, as well as Tops representatives, emergency responders and community leaders will be in attendance. The ceremony will be held at the Jefferson Avenue 5-14 memorial site at 2 p.m.

School #82 will have a memorial ceremony to remember and honor those who were killed and those injured in the mass shooting. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at 230 Easton Ave. in Buffalo.  

"Daughters United" will also be holding candlelight vigils in the parking lots of various Tops stores across Western New York this evening.

Those attending are asked to bring American and Buffalo flags, luminary bags, and candles. Vigils are being held in Alden, Amherst, Grand Island, Hamburg, Depew and many more places. At each location, the vigil starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m.

You can view the list of locations that participated Tuesday below:

  • 1275 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo
  • 12771 Broadway, Alden
  • 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst
  • 2351 Maple Rd., Amherst
  • 9660 Transit Rd., East Amherst
  • 390 W. Main St., Batavia
  • 2140 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island
  • 4777 Transit Rd., Depew
  • 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg
  • 355 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca
  • 1963 Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo 

"We will pray for the mass shooting families, the survivors, for Tops employees, for Buffalo and WNY to heal, love and to shine once again as the city of light and the City of Good Neighbors," Daughters United said in a press release.

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