Funeral instead of 14th birthday for teen killed at festival

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The first memorial service will be held for a victim of the shooting at a popular California food festival.

Keyla Salazar’s family had planned to celebrate her birthday with a trip to a lake, but instead they will say their final goodbyes two days after she would have turned 14.

A funeral mass for the teen will be held Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose.

She’s one of three people killed and 13 injured July 28 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Her family says she dreamed of becoming an animator, worked hard in school and loved video games.

Her aunt says that instead of celebrating Keyla’s birthday, her family gathered to remember her life at a San Jose park Sunday.

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