Texas School Shooting Vigil in Foster City
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Leo J. Ryan Park | 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Two days before the first anniversary of a mass shooting at a transit center in San Jose, another mass shooting — this one Tuesday at a Texas elementary school that ended the lives of 21 people — is capturing the attention and aggravation of local officials.
A vigil is scheduled Wednesday in Foster City at 7:30 p.m. at the Foster City Recreation Center gazebo in Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park at 650 Shell Blvd.
The event is organized by the Bay Area chapter of Brady: United Against Gun Violence. Organizers say battery operated candles will be provided.
Local officials know the routine well. Several issued statements Tuesday on the latest mass shooting, while others in San Jose prepare to mark an ominous anniversary.
On May 26, 2021, an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority shot and killed nine people at a VTA maintenance yard in San Jose and then shot himself.
Fast forward 363 days to Tuesday, when 19 schoolchildren and two adults were shot and killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Ten days before that, a racist attack at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y., killed 10 people.
In the 10 days between that mass shooting and Tuesday’s in Texas, there were 14 mass shootings in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive group, which defines a mass shooting in which four or more people are killed or injured.
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