Nine people were killed and seven wounded after a gunman opened fire inside Umpqua Community College. The community in Roseberg, Oregon has banded together and braced themselves as names of the victims were released in the wake of the tragic events. All of the nine victims have now been named.
Lucero was a 19-year-old nursing student who was killed inside the college. Her sister Maria wrote on Facebook that she hasn’t been able to sleep since her passing.
“Lucero, I miss you I wish you were here. I can't sleep. I never got the chance to tell you how proud of you I was. You would have been a great pediatric nurse. I was so proud of you for getting you college completely paid through scholarships and you made it into college honors. You were going to do great things love. I ache so much right now… I need you…”
Larry Levine, 67, was a creative writing teacher at UCC and killed by the gunman on Thursday.
Friends of Dr Levine told Reuters that he was teaching in his classroom when the shooting occurred. Friends and family gathered at his home on Friday to mourn his death.
Kim Saltmarsh Dietz
The 59-year-old leaves behind her husband Eric Dietz, as he announced her death on Facebook.
"It is with deep grief in my heart that I must announce that Kim was one of the people killed yesterday at UCC," he wrote.
Quinn Glen Cooper
Quinn, 18, just graduated high school in June. The day of the shooting was his fourth day of college.
"I don't know how we're going to move forward without him, our lives are shattered beyond repair," a family member said during a news conference.
Rebecka,18, was studying to become a dental hygienist. Her cousin Bethany Johson wrote a tribute for Rebecka on Facebook.
"Speachless! Your cousins are your first bestfriends I got the pleasure of having this Amazing young lady as mine. She had the biggest heart an amazing soul. The world clearly couldnt handle that much good. But now your flying high with the beautiful angels and you get to be with grandma. I love you so much and am going to miss you! Rest in peace, Rebecka Ann."
Lucas, 18, was a quadruplet. He had tow brothers and one sister. The quadruplets graduated from Roseburg High School this year.
Jason Dale Johnson
Jason Johnson, 33, recently completed a six-month drug rehab program with the Salvation Army in Portland. His mother Tonja Johnson Engel told NBC News that it was her son's first week at the community college.
“He started Monday and he was so proud of what he had accomplished, and rightly so,” she told the news agency. “The other day he looked at me and hugged me and said, 'Mom, how long have you been waiting for one of your kids to go to college?' And I said, 'Oh, about 20 years.'”
Sarena Dawn Moore
Ms Moore, 44, was a graduate of a high school in Reno, Nevada. Oregon Live reported that her brother said it was too early to speak on his sister's death.
“It's not an easy subject... one thing I will say is I'm glad the officers, when they did get there, took care of business.”
She reportedly attended Seventh-Day Adventist Church, who posted a tribute to Ms Moore on their Facebook page.
“It's been reported that one of Sarena's last posts on Facebook was an affirmation of her desire to stand up for Jesus and Christianity. We urge all Northwest members to pray specifically for the Grants Pass Church and Sarena's extended family as well as our Roseburg area churches.”
Trevon was 20-years-old.
"Trevon was larger than life and brought the best out of those around him," a family member said during a press conference.Reuse content