Boulder Strong Simone Beauchamp, Jeremy Garza, israel Barkat

Monday, March 22, 2021, marks a tragic event that not only rocked the city of Boulder, Colorado but whose effect could be felt across the state and the nation. Ten lives were lost in a King Soopers that afternoon, and in the week since, vigils have been held, memorials created, and support have poured in for those involved.

A memorial stands at the very site of the incident, the chain-link fence surrounding the King Soopers parking lot covered in flowers, candles, and messages, nearly obstructing the red and yellow logo behind it. Yellow police tape envelops the parking lot, flapping in the breeze alongside signs of support for the victims as a parade of people walks alongside the fence. The right lane of the road is blocked off to allow the crowd to move through, and an officer walks slowly along the edge, clad in black and dog leash in hand.

A fence dotted with flowers and messages stands in front of the King Soopers where 10 people lost their lives in a shooting on March 22, 2021 (Photo Credit: Simone Beauchamp)

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