August 4, 1999
Web posted at: 10:02 a.m. EDT (1402 GMT)
ATLANTA (CNN) -- People are gathering for a citywide service in Atlanta today to mourn 20 victims of multiple slayings in July.
Those killed -- including children and police officers --
died over about a two-week period.
Three gunmen in the slayings also died, two at their own
hand, the other shot dead by police.
- The worst single mass murder in Atlanta's history took
place last Thursday, when Mark Barton, who had bludgeoned his
wife and two children to death on Tuesday and Wednesday at
their suburban home, fatally shot nine people and wounded 13
others at two office buildings in the city. Barton shot
himself later that night in Acworth, northwest of Atlanta, as
police pursued him in his van.
- Six days earlier, on July 23, were gunned down as they tried to storm the home of a
man who had wounded another police officer. The gunman was
killed as he tried to escape.
- Eleven days before that, six members of a southwest
Atlanta family were slain by the live-in boyfriend of one of
the victims before he killed himself.
Church is near Buckhead office buildings
An interfaith memorial service will be held at the Peachtree
Road United Methodist Church, less than a mile from where the
office building shootings took place last week in the
Buckhead section of Atlanta.
During the "Service of Hope and Remembrance for the City of
Atlanta," candles will be lit, the names of the 20 victims
will be read, and prayers will be said for the wounded and
Correspondent Tony Clark contributed to this report.
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