Shooting victims named: Oregon Shooting Victims
Published: October 3, 2015
Shooting victims named: Oregon Shooting Victims, On Thursday, a gunman stormed the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Ten people — including the gunman — lost their lives: A quadruplet, an aspiring pediatric nurse, a senator’s cousin — among others.
Here is a full list of the deceased victims’ names and ages. The shooter’s name is omitted:
Some victims were young with a bright future, such as freshman Quinn Cooper.
Jason Johnson, 34, had struggled in life, but had finally found his path.
`’Was proud to be a Christian. Jason recently enrolled at Umpqua and was proud of himself for enrolling in school,” Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said on behalf of the Johnson family.
One by one, their pictures went up on a bulletin board at a news conference in Roseburg Friday afternoon. Members of law enforcement helped paint the picture — speaking for the shattered families too broken to talk about their loved ones.
Lucas Eibel, 18, was a freshman who school records show was accepted in the advanced scholars program.
‘We’ve been trying to figure out how to tell everyone how amazing Lucas was. That would take 18 years,” a family statement said Friday.
Family of 18-year-old Rebecka Carnes posted on Facebook that she just started a brand new job and college classes this month.
Treven Anspach, 20, of Sutherlin, is the son of a local firefighter.
A survivor, Anastasia Boylan, talked of playing dead in order to live. She was hit in the back by a bullet that traveled down her spine. She told her father the gunman called out to her but she held still.
Even those who walked away unscathed say they`ll never be the same.
“Just hearing somebody, when I was at church last night, just pop a water container and hearing that popping sound just completely freaked me out. So, honestly, I don’t know how this is going to go in the long run,” witness Melody Boqua said from Roseburg.
Authorities are still struggling to create a clear picture of why this happened — what could have been the motive for the gunman to methodically chose these students and professor? The investigation continues.
More about the victims:
Lucero Alcaraz death was announced in several Facebook posts by family members.
Alcaraz graduated from Roseburg High School in 2015 and was one of 87 students that qualified to become UCC Scholars, according to a release from the college.
According to a post on her sister Maria’s Facebook page, it appears Lucero wanted to be a pediatric nurse.
“I’ll miss her making fun of me when I would attempt to say the Starbucks cup sizes, getting pissed when I would tackle her with kisses or photograph the heck out of her,” her sister wrote. “Sister, I miss you, I love you, and I wish I could see you walk through the front door right this second. I don’t know how I will make it through this …I don’t know if I can ever relieve this pain. Rest in piece sister…I’ll see you soon.”
Lucas Eibel was among the fatalities. Eibel,18, was a quadruplet; he had two brothers and a sister. According to the Roseburg News-Review, the quadruplets graduated from Roseburg High School this year.
Like Alcaraz, Lucas Eibel was selected as a UCC Scholar.
Rebecka Carnes’ death was confirmed by her stepfather, Aaron Chandler. He said his family wasn’t ready to speak to the media yet.
Relative of Sen. Jeff Merkley
The U.S. senator said that one of those killed was a distant cousin. He did not name the victim but said she was the great-granddaughter of his first cousin.
“This is a small town and everyone is affected,” Merkley said.
Merkley was born just south of Roseburg and still has family there.
Treven Anspach Family Statement
“The Anspach family would like to thank everybody for their heart felt thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Treven was one of the most positive young man always looking for the best in life. Treven was larger than life and brought out the best in those around him.”
“In Justin’s and Kim’s words Treven was a perfect son.”
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