Angela “Angie” Gomez is just one of 59 victims that was killed during Sunday’s night shooting slaughter in Las Vegas, Nevada. Angie is a former high school cheerleader and was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival when she was shot down and killed like so many other people attending that country music concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Gomez was killed in the largest mass shooting in United States history, with 59 deaths and 527 people hospitalized with injuries resulting from gunfire.
A GoFundMe page for Gomez set a goal of $10k, but has already reached over $55,000 in donations. The money is said to cover funeral and family costs and other needs.
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Angie Is Still Loved
Angie’s friends and family remember her for “warm heart and loving spirit.”
“It is with deepest sadness and absolute shock that we mourn the loss of Poly Cheer Alumni, Angela Gomez,” the page says. “Angie was a member of the Class of 2015. She was a cheerful young lady with a warm heart and loving spirit. Angie’s life was cut short when she succombed (sic) to injuires sustained in the Las Vegas Route 91 shooting. This senseless act of violence has rocked our Poly Cheer and Song family.”
Her GoFundMe page asks people to keep Angie’s family in their hearts, “and celebrate the life of a young woman who has gone home too soon. We love you, Angie.”
Veronika Maldonado, 20, said that Angie is one of her best friends. “Angie was a natural born caregiver. She loved her two nieces more than anything and always treated my little sisters like her own. She was studying to be a nurse and she would have been so amazing at it. I wish her time here wasn’t cut so short.”
Another friend, Melissa Cervantes, 20, said, “We were always a team regardless of everything going on in each others lives, we never stopped talking, every time we met again it was just like we saw eachother yesterday, caught up with each others lives cried, laughed, hugged, reminisced on the stupid stuff from high school. We were always a team.”
David Albarran, 19, says of Angie: “She was never afraid to be herself. She never tried being someone she wasn’t. She stayed true to herself and to what she believed in.”