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Friends Remember Woman Killed in La Jolla Shooting

The victim's best friend told NBC 7 that the victim was the kind of friend who would do anything for anyone.

Friends and family gathered at a candlelight vigil Thursday for a young woman shot and killed outside of a house party in La Jolla last weekend. 

Nina Silver was standing outside of a home on Cuvier Street at 12:30 a.m. when she was shot. 

San Diego police say someone opened fire from a light-colored car that had pulled up to the home.

Two men, described as 23 and 19 years old suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies, SDPD Lt. Anthony Dupree said. 

“Nina was a lovely soul. She brought everyone a smile. She left a mark on everyone no matter what, who, anything," Silver’s best friend Cheyenne Dephilippes said.

Dephilippes was there when Silver was shot and tried to help her before first responders arrived. Police have not released a motive in the shooting. 

"I think she was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time," Dephilippes said.

Dephilippes said Silver was days away from moving to New York with her mother where she was going to attend NYU and help troubled youth.

Officers did not release a description of the alleged shooter, though SDPD said the car may have been a light-colored sedan.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Silver was a 2017 graduate of Poway High School. 

A woman was killed and three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a La Jolla house party. NBC 7's Danica McAdam has the story.
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