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UA grad confirmed dead in Las Vegas massacre

Posted at 11:52 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 10:29:30-04

University of Arizona graduate Christiana Duarte died in Las Vegas from wounds suffered in Sunday night's mass shooting at a concert Sunday night, her family said on Facebook. Multiple news reports, including the Daily Breeze, confirmed the death. She was 21.

The UA's Sigma Kappa chapter reported that Duarte was in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where 58 were killed and more than 500 were injured. She had been missing since the incident.

Duarte was an intern with the Tucson Roadrunners before she graduated in May. She was working for the Los Angeles Kings as a fans services associate.

Duarte, who hailed from Torrance, Calif., got her degree from UA in business marketing. She interned for the Tucson Roadrunners last season and worked for the Los Angeles Kings after graduating. 

The Roadrunners released this statement: 

As an organization, we’d like to extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to all of the victims of the tragedy that has taken place in Las Vegas. Christiana Duarte was a beloved member of our family during the 2016-17 inaugural season and we are deeply saddened by her loss.

Robert C. Robbins, President of the University of Arizona released the following statement: 
All of us in the University of Arizona community are saddened that Christiana Duarte, one of our graduates from this past May, is among the victims from Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Staff in our Dean of Students office (520-621-7057) and Life & Work Connections (520-621-2493) are reaching out to those who knew her, including her sorority sisters in Sigma Kappa.
This attack is a terrible tragedy for hundreds of families, and it is a shocking and horrific event for all of us. I know I speak for the UA community in expressing our deepest condolences for Christiana’s family and in asking for their privacy to be respected.