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A child, a cause: the legacy of the Columbia Mall shootings
A child, a cause: the legacy of the Columbia Mall shootings

One year ago, all that 2-year-old Elijah Benlolo Summers knew was that his mommy didn't come home from work. Brianna Benlolo — as her frantic family would learn on that shattering Saturday — had been shot and killed that morning along with her Zumiez skate shop co-worker Tyler Johnson by a disturbed teen who then turned the gun on himself. Today, the families of Benlolo and Johnson look back on a year filled with loss, each birthday and holiday the first of a forever without them. But the families also carry a purpose: to take care of what was left behind. "It's been hard," Benlolo's father, Aaron Benlolo, said of the past year. "But Elijah,...

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