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It’s a heartbreaking day for us all,” said Lisa Romero's cousin

By Caitlin Keating
October 02, 2017 04:30 PM
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A high school secretary in Gallup, New Mexico, was killed in the Sunday mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed at least 58 lives and injured at least 527 people.

Lisa Romero, who worked at Miyamura High School, was a “happy-go-lucky person,” her cousin Ashley told the Huffington Post.

“She loved her kids and husband. And for this to happen so senselessly. It’s a heartbreaking day for us all,” she said.

Another cousin of Romero’s, Paul Romero, told the Washington Post that the two grew up together.

“She was a very down-to-earth person, she was a very sweet person,” he said. “As far as I know she never had an enemy in the world.”

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Lisa Romero
| Credit: Lisa Romero/Facebook

It was on Monday that Louise Leslie, whose 14-year-old great-granddaughter attended Romero’s school, heard that she had died.

“The last time she saw her was Friday after school and she gave her a hug,” Leslie told the Post. “She was always telling my granddaughter to stay out of trouble and get somewhere and do the right thing — she was a good friend of hers.”

Leslie’s great-granddaughter told her that “everyone was crying” at school on Monday.

How to Help and Learn About Loved Ones

Friends and family are asked to report missing people believed to be connected to the shooting using the hotline 1-800-536-9488.

Anyone with photo or video evidence of the shooting is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The city of Las Vegas has established a Family Reunification Center to help connect relatives with the more than 500 people who were injured.

In addition, city officials urged those locally who wish to donate blood to visit one of two donation centers operated by United Blood Services, either at 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or at 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson, Nevada.

A victims’ fund has been started on GoFundMe by Steve Sisolak the Clark County, Nevada, commission chair. Other groups providing relief include the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the National Compassion Fund.