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Mother and victim in La Jolla shootings remembered in prayer vigils

La Jolla shooting victim Monique Clark will be remembered on May 3 at a candlelight vigil at the scene of the crime.

Last Sunday’s deadly shootout at a La Jolla apartment complex left one family without their mother. And the community will remember her in three events throughout San Diego.

Monique Clark, 35, was one of the seven people shot poolside when a distraught gunman calmly began targeting people at a communal birthday party. He was killed by San Diego Police who responded to the scene.

Clark was hit and rushed to the hospital but died as a result of her  injuries.

The mother of three will be remembered in a “dove vigil” at 6 pm at the scene of the crime located at the La Jolla Crossroads apartments; 9045 Judicial Drive.

Community support group Dreaming of Violence-free Everywhere (DOVE) organized the memorial in honor of Clark.

"Vigils are held within 72 hours to bring the community together after a violent act, to be a witness against violence and put a face on the victim," Bishop Cornelius Bowser of Charity Apostolic Church told City News Service. "The public at-large can know who Monique really was."

Those who wish to participate in the service are advised to arrive early because of parking. The service will consist of prayers, song and candlelight.

Fox News reports that two other churches will conduct prayer services.

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall will start theirs at 6 pm, and First Baptist Church of San Diego, 5055 Governor Drive, will start theirs at 7 pm.