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Dec 17, 3:07 AM EST

Memorial, bonfire planned for New Mexico shooting victim


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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) -- A crowd is expected in northwestern New Mexico for a memorial service and bonfire to remember a 17-year-old student killed in a school shooting rampage this month in the small city of Aztec.

Sunday's service is for Casey Jordan Marquez, a cheerleader who planned to travel to Florida to perform as part of a cheer squad during the upcoming Orange Bowl

Marquez and Francisco "Paco" Fernandez, who was also 17, were killed on Dec. 7 when a gunman disguised as a student opened fire inside Aztec High School.

Authorities have said 21-year-old William Atchison planned the attack but that the victims were not specifically targeted.

A memorial for Fernandez was held Friday.

People are being asked to write messages to put on the wood for the bonfire.

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