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Buffalo mass shooting: Community comes together in remembrance 1 week later

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One week after ten Black people were killed in a mass shooting at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York, the community is remembering the victims. Tops and the city of Buffalo will hold a moment of silence and a funeral will be held for the youngest of those killed on Saturday.

A group prays at the site of a memorial for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting outside the Tops Friendly Market, on May 21, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. © Joshua Bessex/AP A group prays at the site of a memorial for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting outside the Tops Friendly Market, on May 21, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. MORE: Buffalo suspect had plans to continue his killing rampage: Commissioner

Tops Friendly Markets will hold a moment of silence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in remembrance of the 13 victims who died in last week's shooting at a Tops in Buffalo.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is also asking the city to observe a 123-second moment of silence at 2:28:57 p.m. in honor of those who lost their lives, the mayor said in a statement on twitter.

MORE: Relatives of Buffalo victim break down in tears: 'This shouldn't have happened' Enrique Owens, a cousin of Roberta Drury, wears a t-shirt with her photograph on it before her funeral service, May 21, 2022, in Syracuse, N.Y. Drury was one of 10 killed during a mass shooting at a supermarket last week in Buffalo. © Lauren Petracca/AP Enrique Owens, a cousin of Roberta Drury, wears a t-shirt with her photograph on it before her funeral service, May 21, 2022, in Syracuse, N.Y. Drury was one of 10 killed during a mass shooting at a supermarket last week in Buffalo.

The moment of silence will end with the ringing of bells at houses of worship in neighborhoods throughout the city. The bells will ring 13 times in honor of the 10 individuals who lost their lives and the three people wounded by gunfire, according to the statement.

A funeral will be held Saturday for the youngest of the 10 people killed in the shooting, 32-year-old Roberta Drury, according to Fergerson Funeral Home.

Drury grew up in Cicero, New York, and had been living in Buffalo for the last 10 years, caring for her brother who is recovering from a battle with leukemia, according to Fergerson Funeral Home.

MORE: Mother, daughter escape gunfire at Buffalo store: 'I heard all the bodies fall' People embrace near a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y. 18-year-old Payton Gendron is accused of the mass shooting that killed 10 people at the Tops grocery store on May 14th. © Spencer Platt/Getty Images People embrace near a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y. 18-year-old Payton Gendron is accused of the mass shooting that killed 10 people at the Tops grocery store on May 14th.

Drury helped her brother run his restaurant, The Dalmatia, and cared for his family, her sister, Amanda Drury, told ABC News last week.

According to the funeral home, Drury's burial is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday in Syracuse. Drury is survived by both her parents, her grandfather and five siblings.

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