July 30, 2014
SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people packed a church today for the funeral of nine family members killed by a gunman dressed as Santa during a holiday party.
No coffins were on display at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.
Instead, photos of the victims were displayed on easels.
The families shed tears, shared stories about their loved ones and departed.
The nine bodies were found shot and burned after Bruce Pardo burst into the party and started killing people before setting the house on fire and eventually killing himself.
He killed his ex-wife Sylvia Pardo, her parents Joseph and Alicia Ortega, Ortiz and five family members.
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