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Visitors, locals reflect on Boston attack, suspect's capture

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 - 01:24

April 20 - Blocks from the Boston marathon finishing line where explosions killed three people and injured more than 176, memorial visitors reflect on the tragedy and investigation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) an a week after two explosions at the Boston Marathon claimed three lives and injured 176, visitors to a makeshift memorial near the finish line are still trying to comprehend the worst such attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001. "I'm from Massachusetts, and I have strong ties to this area, and I was just shocked," said Scott Worthington. "It was like, you couldn't turn away from the media coverage, you just really couldn't. You couldn't believe that something like this would happen to the city of Boston." The bombs in Boston killed an 8-year-old boy, Martin Richard; a 29-year-old woman, Krystle Campbell; and a Boston University graduate student and Chinese citizen, Lu Lingzi. "We feel very, very bad," said memorial visitor Ruth Pan. "I think all Chinese feel very bad about that because she comes to study, comes to America to study. I think their family will be very very sad, so...I don't know what to say. I wish their family will get better." Two brothers are accused of carrying out the attacks. The older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed on Thursday night in a shootout with police less than a mile from where Friday night's capture took place. With the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings lying seriously wounded in a hospital, investigators worked on Saturday to determine a motive and whether the ethnic Chechen brothers accused in the attack acted alone. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was captured late on Friday (April 19) after a gunfight with police that ended a daylong manhunt and sent waves of relief and jubilation throughout Boston. His brother Tamerlan, 26, was killed on Thursday in a shootout with police. Tsarnaev was being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, said spokeswoman Kelly Lawman, who said the FBI would provide updates on his condition. "We're so happy that they've been caught and you know," said Fred Kirk, whose usually runs the Boston Marathon, but didn't this year. "We feel so badly for all the people who were killed and injured and we think that could have been us." Even though many at the memorial expressed relief at the killing and capture of the two suspects, Boston is still mourning.

Visitors, locals reflect on Boston attack, suspect's capture

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 - 01:24

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