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Police Identify Victim In North Lake College Shooting As Janeera Nickol Gonzalez

Police have identified the victim in the North Lake College shooting as 20-year-old Janeera Nickol Gonzalez.

According to witnesses, the unidentified man who shot Gonzalez at the Dallas community college allegedly approached her on campus yelling, “You know who I am and why I’m here,” before shooting her.

Gonzalez was killed by the gunman on Wednesday, May 3, at a study area inside the Performance Hall Building at North Lake College around 12:45 P.M. local time.

There is no justice for my daughter,” said Lucia Gonzale, the mother.

Later, police found the body of 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres, who killed himself after killing Gonzalez in an apparent murder-suicide. According to Gonzalez’s family, Torres had been stalking her for “quite a while,” even though the pair were not friends and never dated.

Via WFAA:

The family had confirmation of their daughter’s death at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday. The Gonzalez family was one of many who came to campus to check on loved ones. But the news they received was unlike the news the other families got.

“We’re not gonna see her again. She was a harmless girl,” said Juan Gonzalez, Janeera’s father.

The family says witnesses told them Torres had approached Janeera in front of an art exhibit and yelled at her saying, “You know who I am and you know why I am here.” The family also says the two never dated and were not even friends. It’s an event that has shaken the community to the core and taken a family to their lowest of lows.

“She was very sweet. She was the best daughter a mother could have…the best girl…the best of everything,” said mother and father.

Gonzalez was studying Kinesiology and was scheduled to graduate in a couple of weeks. A GoFundMe page was created to help with funeral expenses.


What Happened?

20-year-old North Lake College student Janeera Nickol Gonzalez was shot and killed by Adrian Victor Torres in a murder-suicide.


Who Was Janeera Nickol Gonzalez?

Janeera Nickol Gonzalez was the victim in the North Lake College shooting. She was studying kinesiology and was scheduled to graduate in a couple of weeks.

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