Who Was Quinn Glen Cooper?

by Jenny Hollander

On Friday, a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people in Roseburg, Ore. One of those people was Quinn Glen Cooper, an 18-year-old whose name was released to the public on Friday afternoon. Thursday had been Quinn's fourth day of college. In a statement Friday afternoon, Cooper's family said, "I don't know how we are going to move forward with our lives without Quinn."

Described by his family as "funny, sweet, compassionate ... wonderful, loving," Quinn's brother Cody Tweeted about him on Friday. "I know most everyone has heard about the shooting at UCC here in Roseburg. My brother Quinn Cooper was one of the victims. #UCCQuinn," he wrote, using the hashtag that his family had suggested social media users in regard to Cooper.

Cody has also started a memorial fund for Cooper, which you can donate to here. On the page, he wrote:

Yesterday, October 1, 2015 tragically multiple innocent people were murdered and injured by a deranged gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Our precious family member Quinn Cooper's life was taken from him. He was taken from us, from the world. Quinn was just 18 years old. Quinn was my youngest son and younger brother to my eldest son Cody Cooper. Quinn is everything and he was loved by everyone. He will be missed greatly by many many people please remember him for his fun and witty nature and all of the fun he had with everyone. All dotations [sic] are going towards expenses to help our family have time to grieve and say our final good byes to My wonderful full of life brother.

"We are in shock this happened," Cooper's family said in a joint statement. "He always stood up for people ... Our lives are shattered beyond repair."

"No one should ever have to feel the the pain we are feeling. Please remember the victims and their families. Please remember Quinn."