Three Victims of Mass Shootings Identified By Police: 22 Year Old Katie Cooper, 19 Year Old Veronika Weiss & 20 Year Old Christopher Michael-Martinez … All University of California Santa Barbara Student … RIP
Please ay a prayer for the family and loved ones of the Isla Vista Mass shooting victims … REST IN PEACE.
Three victims of the mass shootings at the hands of 22 year old Elliot Rodger have been identified by authorities. The three victims ID’d were all University of California Santa Barbara students. Four others were also killed, including the gunman and several others were injured in the shooting rampage. 22 year old Katie Cooper and 19 year old Veronika Weiss were Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters who died after being shot outside the Alpha Phi sorority house at the 800 block of Embarcadero del Norte close to the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Thousands of mourners gathered for a vigil in Isla Vista at University of California, Santa Barbara on Saturday evening as students and community members sang ‘Amazing Grace’.
Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez: A grieving father identified his 20-year-old son as a victim in in the shooting. Michaels-Martinez was from Los Osos and was gunned down at a local deli, IV Deli Mart.
Veronika Elizabeth Weiss: Weiss, of Westlake Village and a graduate of Westlake High School, was in her first year at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was 19. According to her Facebook page, Weiss was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority The crazed shooter claimed to be a virgin and spurned by girls; however, the father of Veronika Weiss said his daughter would not have shunned the loner.
My daughter would probably have been a friend to him because of the way she was,” he was quoted as telling the newspaper.
“She was always drawn to the ones with the broken wings. She was the opposite of what he thought he was shooting.
US-CRIME-SHOOTING-SCHOOL The shooting has stunned the student town
“She was the kind who would have reached out to him. She reached out to the kids who weren’t the most popular or the cutest.”
Katherine Breann Cooper: Cooper was a 22-year-old UCSB student from Chino Hills. She and Weiss were Tri-Delta sorority sisters. Cooper studied art history and archaeology at UCSB, according to her Facebook. She graduated from Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills in 2010.
The Twitter community, filled with people who closely knew Katie and Veronica, have sent their condolences, prayers, and sympathies through hundreds of tweets already.