Who Was Lucero Alcaraz? The Umpqua Shooting Victim Wanted To Be A Nurse

Authorities said families were continuing to be notified Friday after a gunman opened fire and killed at least nine people and injured another seven at Umpqua Community College Thursday. The victims' names have yet to be disclosed by authorities, but families are now stepping forward to honor them. The first victim identified is student Lucero Alcaraz, who was among the nine killed by suspected gunman Chris Harper Mercer, according to The New York Daily News. Alcaraz was a 19-year-old student who wanted to be a pediatric nurse, the outlet reports.

According to BuzzFeed, her younger sister Eileen told the outlet she was a first-year student who had yet to pick a major. But Alcaraz's ambitions were to be a nurse or pediatrician. In June, Alcaraz's older sister Maria posted on Facebook about how proud she was of her sister. On Friday, Maria wrote on Facebook, via BuzzFeed:

A cousin of Alcaraz posted a picture on Twitter Thursday in the hopes of locating her after the shooting occurred. Hours later, she posted a note, saying:

Our thoughts are with Lucero Alcaraz and her friends and family.