Two beautiful sorority sisters, Veronica Weiss and Katie Cooper, have been identified as victims of the massacre by Elliot Rodger, the 22 year-old son of ‘Hunger Games’ assistant director, Peter Rodgers, according to a new report.
Two sisters of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Katie Cooper and Veronica Weiss, tragically lost their lives after being gunned down by Elliot Rodger on May 23 during his shooting spree in the small university community of Isla Vista. The community, which sits near the University of California Santa Barbara, has been racked with grief over the loss of these two beautiful young women. The outpouring of support from neighbors and students for the families of the victims has come flooding in through social media.
Santa Barbara Shooter: 2 Sorority Sisters Revealed Among Dead
Six were left dead after Elliot’s spree ended and the families of two of those victims, Katie and Veronica, have been trying to come to grips with the fact that they no longer have their little girls.
Hundreds of supportive messages have filtered in through social media and other avenues to help the families make sense of this senseless killing.
The Twitter community, filled with people who closely knew Katie and Veronica, have sent their condolences, prayers, and sympathies through hundreds of tweets already. Here are just a few of the messages people have sent thus far:
In shock to hear that Katie Cooper was one of the victims in the Santa Barbra shooting. R.I.P. Katie Xoxo, Class of 2010
— Lauren Cardenas (@lolocarnitas) May 24, 2014
Wow. Tell me it’s not true that Katie Cooper was one of the girls who passed last lift in Santa Barbara. This is so sad — Dani Cheaney (@danigirllll) May 24, 2014
RIP Katie Cooper :( my heart hurts for her family, friends, and sorority sisters. Praying for everyone who was affected by the SB shootings
— ℛɑŋⅆℰℓℓ (@randellmendez) May 24, 2014
Oh my god one of the tri delta sisters at UCSB was killed. it was so to be around her while she was a pledge. rip Katie cooper 😭 — gilinskyyyyy (@lawwwrehn) May 24, 2014
RIP Katie Cooper
— Brandon Andre (@brandonandre_) May 24, 2014
My heart goes out to the Weiss family, their daughter Veronica was one of the victims of the Isla Vista shooting last night ❤️ Rest in Peace
— Marissa Hill (@marissahhhill) May 24, 2014
rip veronica weiss. she was only 19. killed by a misogynist. #ucsb
— Courtney Trouble (@courtneytrouble) May 24, 2014
RIP my friend Veronica Weiss 😔
— julee toweez (@JNineSeventy) May 24, 2014
Rest in peace Veronica Weiss I can’t believe your really gone I know heaven gained another angle 😭😭😭😭
— Amanda Apelian (@amandaapelian45) May 24, 2014
RIP Veronica Weiss. 19 years old. #IslaVista
— Ramon (@rsxsr) May 24, 2014
What did you think about the tragic loss of Veronica and Katie, HollywoodLifers? Do you think there was anything that could have been done to prevent this horrific shooting?
— Bryant Perkins