Here Are the Victims of the Oregon School Shooting
They range in age from 18 to 67
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2015 6:02 PM CDT
Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson places a photo of Umpqua Community College shooting victim Lucas Eibel next to a photo of victim Quinn Cooper on Friday.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – On Friday, authorities identified the nine victims of Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the AP reports. The victims range in age from 18 to 67. According to KING, in a city of only 20,000 people it's likely everyone knows the victims or someone who knows the victims. "I don't even want to know the names yet. I'm not ready," Gail Kuntz said Thursday at a vigil. "Once the names are released, it's going to hurt this community all over again." The nine victims were identified as:

  • Lucero Alcaraz, 19: A Roseburg native in her first year of college, she was hoping to become a nurse or pediatrician, BuzzFeed reports. Her family describes her as "the responsible one" among her family's six kids.
  • Rebecka Carnes, 18: She had just started school and a new job.
  • Jason Johnson, 33: After struggling with drug abuse, he became the first child in his family to go to college, his mom tells NBC. He started classes Monday.
  • Quinn Cooper, 18: A Roseburg native, it was only his fourth day of college. His family describes him as "funny, sweet, compassionate, and such a wonderful, loving person."
  • Treven Anspach, 20: Family and friends call him as "a perfect son" and "easygoing and humble." He enjoyed playing basketball and soccer.
  • Lucas Eibel, 18: Another Roseburg native, he was studying chemistry when not volunteering at an animal shelter and wild animal park. “We have tried to figure out how to tell everyone how amazing Lucas was, but that would take 18 years,” his family says.
  • Lawrence Levine, 67: A professor, he was teaching class at the time of the shooting, KING reports.
  • Kim Dietz, 59: She was a Roseburg native and had a daughter who attended UCC who was not harmed.
  • Sarena Moore, 44: "May you rest in peace Sis, and may your murder burn in Hell," wrote a man identifying himself as her brother on Facebook.

 

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