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Murders result in vigils, fundraisers and funerals in the next few days


BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- There were murders in both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek this week and events will be held this weekend and funerals to mark the passing of the victims.

A fundraiser for the children of murder victim Nicole Gates, who was stabbed to death during a gas station robbery, will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday evening at the Warehouse Performance venue.

A vigil for Gates will be held Sunday at 8  p.m.  at the Citgo Station in Bedford Township where she was killed.

Services for Kalamazoo’s latest homicide victim, 19-year-old Chris Adams will begin with visitation Monday from 4 to 7p.m. and a funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Both services will be held at the Life Story Funeral Home in Portage.

Public Safety says he died in an exchange of gunfire on Mt. Olivet.