Peace garden for Boston Marathon victims

FILE - This combination of undated family photos shows, from left, Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Lingzi Lu, a Boston University graduate student from China. Richard, Campbell and Lu were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This combination of undated family photos shows, from left, Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Lingzi Lu, a Boston University graduate student from China. Richard, Campbell and Lu were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/File)

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts city of Medford is set to become the site of a $1 million peace garden honoring Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and others killed and wounded when two explosions went off near the finish line.

The 29-year-old Campbell grew up in Medford. She and two others were killed in the April 15 explosions that also wounded 260 others. Authorities believe the suspected bombers also fatally shot MIT police officer Sean Collier hours after investigators published their photos.

As the anniversary of the bombings approaches, The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1i9oosI) reported Friday that Campbell’s father and Medford officials announced plans to build the peace memorial. It will feature five fountains, including three for those killed at the marathon and a fourth for Collier. The fifth fountain will honor those injured in the explosions.

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