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Vigils to Pay Tribute to Victims of San Diego Mass Shooting Rampage

Friends remembered fatally injured victim Monique Clark as a kind and caring mother and friend lost too soon.

Two separate vigils in San Diego will pay tribute to Monique Clark, a mother of three fatally injured in a mass shooting rampage, and the victims hurt in the poolside shooting. 

Clark was injured when the gunman, 49-year-old Peter Selis, opened fire in a the pool party at the La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex. She later died at the hospital.

Seven others - some critically - were injured in the shooting. Another person was shot at but not hurt, police said.

According to investigators, Selis had recently broken up with his girlfriend and called her as he was sitting on a poolside lounge chair, shooting at people.

Friends remembered Clark as a kind and caring mother and friend lost too soon. 

"It kills me that she was killed," said Drew Phillips, one of the victims of the shooting. "She just didn't deserve it."

Willie Mayo, a friend of the victims, remembered Clark as a loving mother and friend. She had three daughters: a 13-year-old, 11-year-old and 2-year-old. 

"She has kids, a little one, maybe like five or six years old. So, very sad," Mayo. "Monique's a good person too, very nice. So, still trying to take it all in."

Clark's mother said on her GoFundMe page that "the grieving process is fresh, raw, and real." 

So went on to say that family and friends lost their loved one to a "senseless, cowardess act of violence." 

A vigil in remembrance of Clark will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 9045 Judicial Dr., San Diego, 92122. Organizers say the vigil is meant for San Diegans to acknowledge the loss and remember the life lost. 

A second, multifaither prayer vigil will be held Wednesday at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church for the victims of the shooting. The church is located at 4321 Eastgate Mall in San Diego. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Clark's family has set up a GoFundMe. To donate, click here

A GoFundMe has been set up for injured victims of the mass shooting. To donate, click here.

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