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Red Lake Shooting Victims to be Buried This Weekend

A Native American community in Minnesota will begin to bury its dead Saturday, five days after a deadly shooting rampage killed nine at a local high school.

The wakes and traditional funerals for the victims of the Red Lake Chippewa Nation are expected to continue for several days. Minnesota's governor has proclaimed Monday a statewide day of remembrance.

This past Monday, Jeff Weise a 16-year-old boy killed his grandfather and his grandfather's companion before shooting and killing a security guard, a teacher and five students at Red Lake High School. He then took his own life. Five other students were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Tribal leaders have been deluged with unsolicited cash donations, condolences and offers of counseling services for the victims' friends and loved ones.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and AP.