Authorities identified the nine victims of the Oregon shooting on Friday and released statements from some of their families and friends. Other family members spoke to reporters or posted on social media:
• The father of 19-year-old Lucero Alcaraz fought back tears and anger outside his Roseburg home Friday. “There is no sense in talking about it,” Ezequiel Alcaraz said in Spanish. “What’s the point in showing our pain?”
Lucero’s sister, Maria Leticia Alcaraz, said on Facebook, “I’m full of anger, pain, sadness, regret that I didn’t get the chance to see her.”
Maria Leticia Alcaraz wrote of being proud of her sister for getting scholarships and said that she “would have been a great pediatric nurse.”
“You were going to do great things,” she wrote.
• Treven Taylor Anspach of Sutherlin, Ore., 20. In a written statement read by officials, his family said that he was “larger than life and brought out the best in those around him.”
• Rebecka Ann Carnes of Myrtle Creek, Ore., 18.
• Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg, 18. In a statement, his family wrote that “Quinn was funny, sweet, compassionate and such a wonderful loving person.”
“He always stood up for people,” the statement read. He was going to take his brown belt test next week, and loved dancing and voice acting. “Our lives are shattered beyond repair,” his family wrote. “No one should ever have to feel the pain we are feeling.”
• Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, loved the outdoors, her 18-year-old daughter and her two Great Pyrenees dogs. She was taking classes at the same college as her daughter, who was unhurt in the shooting. Eric Dietz, who had posted updates on Facebook while searching for news of his daughter and ex-wife, on Friday posted a photo of Kim and confirmation of her death “with deep grief.”
• Lucas Eibel of Roseburg, 18. A statement by his family said that Eibel, who was studying chemistry, loved Future Farmers of America and volunteering at Wildlife Safari and Saving Grace animal shelter. “He was an amazing soccer player,” a family statement said.
• Jason Johnson had just started his first week at the college, his mother told NBC News. Tonja Johnson Engel said that her son had struggled with drug abuse, but decided to continue his education after completing a six-month rehab program with the Salvation Army in Portland, Ore.
“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,’ ” Engel told NBC.
In a family statement read by police Friday, Jason’s mother said that Jason was proud of himself for enrolling in school, and so was his mom. They felt that Jason had finally found his path.
• Lawrence Levine of Glide, Ore., 67, was an assistant professor of English at the college.
• Sarena Dawn Moore of Myrtle Creek, 44.