Despite the 100 degree weather, about 80 homeless sympathizers gathered in front of the Chico City Council chambers last night to hold a vigil for Steven Van Zandt, a homeless man who was camping at Tiechert Ponds along with many other homeless people. Van Zandt, 51 years old, a former chef, father and grandfather, was shot about 2:00a.m. Saturday morning by unknown vigilantes and probably bled to death waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Another homeless man, known to his fellow campers only as “Segue,” was also shot but survived and is at Enloe Hospital.
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