27-Year-Old Shooting Victim Was 'Intelligent, Beautiful' - NBC Southern California
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Remembering the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

Remembering the victims of San Bernardino's deadly massacre

27-Year-Old Shooting Victim Was 'Intelligent, Beautiful'

Yvette Velasco was one of the 14 people who died tragically in the San Bernardino mass shooting incident on Dec. 2, 2015

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    Yvette Velasco is being described by her family as smart, motivated and full of life.

    In a statement, her relatives said she was "loved by all who knew her."

    "We are devastated about what happened and are still processing this nightmare," the family said.

    Velasco is survived by her parents and three sisters.

    "Please pray for our family and the other families who have lost a loved one as a result of this terrible tragedy," her relatives wrote.

    In the aftermath of the shooting, Velasco's relatives searched everywhere for her. Mindy Velasco, her aunt, called hospitals, police and evacuee centers in a harrowing search for information, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    "I'm fearing the worst," she told the paper. "She would definitely be in contact after something like this."

    Elizabeth Faron, a friend of Velasco's from college, remembered her friend as "amazing, very sweet, friendly and affectionate."

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