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Three years since shooting at Binghamton ACA

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It's been three years since a gunman killed thirteen people at the American Civic Association in Binghamton. On Tuesday, family, friends and community leaders gathered in remembrance of the victims. Melissa Kakareka has more.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the American Civic Association shooting. Thirteen people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the ACA building on Front Street.

The gunman, Jiverly Wong, fired 98 shots inside the building before he took his own life. In addition to those killed, four others were shot and 41 people were rescued.

Meanwhile, construction for the ACA Memorial Park is expected to begin in the next few months. Organizers reached their fundraising goal of $200,000 last month. The memorial will be located at the corner of Front and Clinton streets and will feature a fractured granite column surrounded by thirteen glass birds and a garden.

Organizers hope to break ground on the project Memorial Day weekend.

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