Victims of IHOP Shooting Remembered At Fundraiser

By: Samantha Boatman Email
By: Samantha Boatman Email

CARSON CITY, NV - About a hundred people came together Friday night in Carson City to remember and support the victims of September 6th's deadly IHOP shooting.

The victims on that day may be gone, but never forgotten.

"I'm out here tonight because i knew Miranda, she was a friend of mine," says Cailin Killian who was a friend of one of the National Guardsmen who was killed on September 6th.

Killian and a hundred others showed their support Friday night, to honor and help the victims of the Carson IHOP massacre.

Supporters bought raffle tickets, cupcakes, signed up for a silent auction, or enjoyed a drink and listened to music: all thanks to Jimmy G's.

"Carson City has pulled together for the victims like crazy. Businesses and just people personally donating everyone has come together and helped. It's going to be great I think," says Susan Melvin, owner of Jimmy G's.

Many people wore red white and blue, and cupcakes were even decorated with American flags.

"Life is short, eat a cupcake" was dedicated to one of the victims, a National Guardsmen who loved to bake. Three National Guardsmen were killed in the shooting. Their spirit, however, lives on.

"I believe in this cause. I'm joining the National Guard. We just feel like it's our family we should support," says Killian.

Four innocent people died on September 6th, and seven others were injured.

One hundred percent of tonight's proceeds will be split among the families of the eleven victims.

"It's good for the community they can come together and it allows them to heal,"says P.J. Degross, who helped organize the event.

Right now, it isn't clear whether the IHOP will reopen.


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