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Vigils set for Sunday, Monday to honor victims, police

Crosses outside Henry Pratt Company in Aurora memorialize five employees were shot and killed by a coworker who was just fired Friday afternoon.
Crosses outside Henry Pratt Company in Aurora memorialize five employees were shot and killed by a coworker who was just fired Friday afternoon.

AURORA – The five people killed in Friday's Aurora mass shooting will be remembered at vigils that will be held over the next few days.

The Aurora Prayer Coalition, area churches and Greg Zanis' Crosses for Losses - with support from the city of Aurora – will hold a prayer vigil at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Henry Pratt Co., 401 S. Highland Ave.

An "Aurora Strong" vigil will be held at at 5 p.m. Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co., followed by a salute to the Aurora Police Department at the Aurora Police Station, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road.

In addition, Indivisible Aurora will hold a vigil at 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora. The group, which is calling for gun reform, also set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the funeral expenses for the victims.

The city of Aurora has launched the Aurora Strong Community Fund to help support the families of those who lost their lives.

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