Families of three teenagers gunned down last Wednesday night have announced plans about the upcoming memorials for the boys.
Austin Howse, Wayne Fix and Aaron Fix were killed by gunfire on Wednesday 27 on Mira Loma Circle. The prime suspect in the shootings is Michael Arangio, who killed himself during a standoff at an apartment in the 4600 block of Whistler Point on Saturday.
A memorial will be held for Austin Howse at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Nazarene Church, located at 5055 El Camino Dr.
Arrangements for the Fix brothers will include a viewing from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mountain View Mortuary, 2650 Montebello Square Dr. There will also be a service in their honor at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, located at 4285 N. Academy Blvd.
At a previous vigil for the three teens, many attendees called the event “senseless.”
The family of Arangio released a statement through a friend expressing “deep heartfelt sorrow for the loss” of the boys.
Friends and family honored the memory of three teenagers gunned down in a vigil held at Russell Middle School Thursday night.
People young and old came out to remember brothers Aaron and Wayne Fix, and their friend Austin Howse, observing a moment of silence and praying for the boys whose lives were cut short.
The father of the brothers called them all great kids.
"I miss them,” Rick Fix said. “I wish they'd come home."
Senseless was the word used for the tragic event by many people at the vigil.
Susan Maffe, a mother of a friend of the boys, said the shooting affects the community.
“This has always been a safe area. We've always come to this park. We used to play softball here, and it's right down the street,” she said pointing to where the shooting happened on Mira Loma Circle.
The mother of Austin told 11 News earlier in the day that he “was the sweetest, the most good-natured. He had lots of friends. He loved everybody.”
Sharon Howse was greeted with many hugs at the vigil and people who echoed her words: “It’s hard to believe anyone would want to hurt these boys.”
District 11 is offering counseling to students affected. For more information contact them at 520-2148.