Two separate events memorializing the victims in last week’s mass shooting and Halloween night crash will be held in Long Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The first event will be a memorial service at the home where three men were killed and another nine people injured during a Halloween party last Tuesday night in Rose Park.
The family that hosted the party will commemorate the one-week anniversary of the passing of Maurice Poe, Jr., Melvin Williams II and Ricardo Torres.
The service will be a Buddhist ceremony and will include five monks. It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2711 E. Seventh St.
The second event is a vigil at Cal State Long Beach in memory of the family killed on Halloween night after a suspected DUI driver crashed into them near Los Cerritos Park in Bixby Knolls.
The victims were identified as Joseph Awaida, 30, his wife Raihan Dakhil, 32, and their 3-year-old son Omar.
In a campus email, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley identified Dakhil as a student while Omar attended the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center.
“The Beach community is a unique kind of family: we’re big, diverse, welcoming and supporting,” Close Conoley said in the email. “Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member; from our alumni or neighboring community; or a youngster in a campus child development center – you are part of our family. We feel each loss in our own way, but we lift up each other – together.”
The vigil will take place at 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center, located at 5700 E. Atherton St.
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