Rebecca Wingo, 32, was unstoppable. According to her Facebook page, she served in the U.S. Air Force from 1997 through 2008, where she became fluent in Mandarin, Chinese and served as a translator. Originally from Quinlan, Texas, she had moved to Colorado and was studying at the Community College of Aurora since 2009. She also happened to be one of the 12 unlucky victims at the movie theater shooting.
The Denver Post reports, the father of Rebecca Wingo confirmed his daughter died in the shooting in a post on his Facebook page yesterday.
Steve Hernandez wrote, “I lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man, my grief right now is inconsolable, I hear she died instantly, without pain, however the pain is unbearable, Lord why, why, why?”
KMGH-TV/TheDenverChannel.com reports Wingo’s friend Marcus Weaver was sitting next to her at the CenturyAurora 16 theater when the shooting started. He was also the last person to see her alive.
“Just him shooting, and this white light, and this ‘Boom! Boom! Boom”‘ and it went off six to eight times,” Weaver told the TV station. “At that point, my friend Rebecca and a friend next to me, we ducked for cover.”
No word yet as to who will care for Wingo’s two young daughters.
In her last Facebook post, KMGH-TV/TheDenverChannel.com reports Wingo talked about her daughters.
”My little baby started kindergarten today. She is so excited to be in the big girl school with her sister. Oh how the time flies.”