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The Latest: Vigil held to remember woman with huge heart

October 08, 2017 - 7:56 PM

PLACENTIA, Calif. - The Latest on a 38-year-old California woman killed at the Las Vegas concert massacre (all times local):

7:23 p.m.

At least 200 people gathered for a vigil to remember a vibrant Southern California woman killed in the Las Vegas concert massacre.

Carrying cream-colored candles, friends and relatives of 38-year-old Nicole Kimura met Sunday at the field outside the elementary school she attended years ago.

Pictures showed a glowing, smiling Kimura. In one, she is jumping in the air wearing cowboy boots, her hair flying behind her.

Friend Courtney Calderon said Kimura touched those who barely met her and those she knew for years with her huge heart and love for life.

Kimura was one of 58 people killed by a gunman who opened fire on a country music festival a week ago from the 32nd floor of a hotel across the street.

8:50 a.m.

Seven members of a group of California friends so close they call one another "framily" went to last weekend's country music festival in Las Vegas.

They came home only six.

Thirty-eight-year-old Nicol Kimura was standing not too far from the stage last Sunday when she was shot. A man who said he was a doctor came over and started chest compressions but said after a while that there was nothing more he could do.

Now, a week after the massacre that stole 58 lives including Kimura's, the friends try to carry on because they know that's what she would have wanted.

The group started raising money to help cover Kimura's funeral costs. A vigil is planned for Sunday night at an elementary school in Kimura's hometown of Placentia.

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