Olivia King, Kroger Shooting Victim, Is Remembered as 'Selfless'

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U.S.|The pistillate who was killed is remembered arsenic ‘kind, generous, caring, selfless.’


Embracing extracurricular  the country   of a shooting astatine  a Kroger market  store   successful  Collierville, Tenn., connected  Thursday.
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  • Sept. 23, 2021, 10:41 p.m. ET

Olivia King was a regular parishioner astatine Catholic Church of the Incarnation successful Collierville, Tenn., attending a work determination connected Thursday greeting lone hours earlier she was killed successful a wide shooting astatine a Kroger market store.

“Everyone needs to beryllium much similar Olivia,” said Maureen Fraser, the vice politician of Collierville, who had been friends with Ms. King since they some moved to the municipality successful the mid-1990s. “Kind, generous, caring, selfless.”

Ms. Fraser said that 1 Christmas season, Ms. King gave her household an envelope filled with money, knowing that Ms. Fraser’s hubby was retired of a job.

Ms. King’s hubby died successful 2005, Ms. Fraser said, and she had lived with 1 of her 3 sons and his children earlier they precocious moved to Ohio.

“I cannot judge I americium typing this,” that son, Wes King, wrote connected Facebook connected Thursday arsenic helium shared that the gunman had changeable his parent successful the chest.

Emergency responders attempted to usage CPR connected her to nary avail, Mr. King wrote, and she died soon aft arriving astatine a hospital.

“I apologize for the graphic details, but this benignant of transgression needs to halt being glossed implicit and sanitized,” her lad wrote. “No 1 deserves this.”

Ms. King’s grin volition ne'er beryllium forgotten, a neighbor, Aahil Shermohammed, said.

“She was ever checking up connected maine for nary reason,” helium said, “and it was ever bully erstwhile you’re having a atrocious time to person idiosyncratic similar that grin astatine you.”

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