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Hundreds gather to honor UCC shooting victims

Posted: Updated: Oct 22, 2015 01:08 AM
(Top row from left to right) Lucero Alcaraz, Lucas Eibel, Rebecka Carnes and Treven Anspach. (Bottom row from left to right) Jason Johnson, Lawrence Levine, Quinn Cooper, Kim Dietz and Sarena Moore. (Top row from left to right) Lucero Alcaraz, Lucas Eibel, Rebecka Carnes and Treven Anspach. (Bottom row from left to right) Jason Johnson, Lawrence Levine, Quinn Cooper, Kim Dietz and Sarena Moore.
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ROSEBURG, OR (KPTV) -

Students at Umpqua Community College held a public memorial Wednesday night to remember the nine people killed in a mass shooting three weeks ago.
 
Around Roseburg, the victims are called “the nine.”
 
Wednesday night's student led memorial at Stewart Park gave hundreds a chance to learn about the victims, to hear their stories from those that loved them most.
 
“The light of their lives will ripple out from tonight and strengthen others,” Umpqua Community College Interim President Dr. Rita Cavin said.
 
“Lucas was a quadruplet, there was my two other brothers and sister,” Lucas Eibel’s brother Jacob said.
 
The loss is still hard to accept for those left behind.
 
“I still expect some days when I get home from school to see him on the Xbox playing or just watching TV or upstairs studying and I don’t think any amount of time is going to get me used to that,” Jacob Eibel said.
 
“He chose death before dishonor. He died for his faith, so for that he honored himself, his loved ones and his community,” Jason Johnson’s twin brother Michael said.
 
Students and staff tell us that campus is different now. It feels quieter, more subdued.
 
“Though the media spotlight will fade. We know that the lives of those involved will never be the same,” Cavin said.
 
Tonight was another step in a long road to healing.

Over the next several weeks the black tarp that covers Snyder Hall, where the shooting took place, will be taken down.

A committee will decide what to do with the building in December, but, administrators said they will likely not have any classes in that building in the future.

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