Loved Ones Gather at Sacramento State to Honor Student Killed in Pellet Gun Shooting

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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento State was in mourning just two days after the death of one their own.

Friends and loved ones lit candles and shed tears as they remembered 21-year-old Will Molina.

“My son has countless, wonderful memories with him,” said Jackie Euer, the mother of one of Molina’s fraternity brothers. “These are good kids and he was wonderful.”

Molina tragically died in an off-campus pellet gun shooting Friday morning at a house party.

“My heart goes out to the family because it could have been any of our kids and I can’t imagine,” Euer told FOX40.

Dozens of students gathered at the campus to share their memories of Molina, who was on track to graduate with his business degree in May.

“He had a great family, a family of great community leaders, and Will was at the prime of his life and he would have been a great asset to the community,” said family friend Frank Ramirez.

Friends describing him as a friendly face on campus. He was seen as someone who always wore a smile and lit up a room with his positive energy and charm.

“He was such an awesome, positive guy. There was not a negative thing to say about him,” said friend and classmate Ali Damewoode. “He always had a smile from ear to ear and he was a great person to be around. It was a privilege to know Will.”

As they joined together in their sorrow, loved ones also celebrated the life Molina lived.

“Will wouldn’t want you to be sad. Will would want everybody to be happy,” Damewoode said. “Would he be upset that he doesn’t get to spend time with you? Yes. But we will all meet again and he knows that. That’s the kind of guy that Will was.”

Loved Ones Gather at Sacramento State to Honor Student Killed in Pellet Gun Shooting