Transcript for The victims of the California bar massacre
All morning long, families and parents were arriving, waiting to hear, and one father, as I mentioned with that photo of his son, hoping someone had seen him. And then he learned the news, the heartbreak here. So many lives lost, so many parents losing sons and daughters. For so many families tonight, an agonizing wait, as we're now hearing about the lives lost. So many of the victims young. Including 18-year-old Alaina Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine university there at the restaurant, line dancing with her friends. Tonight, her family saying Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her. And 23-year-old Justin meek, who loved music and the outdoors. He was a recent graduate of Cal lutheran university and worked as social worker helping to support families and children with special needs. Tonight, he is credited with heroically saving lives during the tragedy. Blake Dingman was 21. Tonight, his girlfriend writing, "My heart is hurting more than words can say. I cannot believe you're gone. I am so grateful for our little infinity." Dan Manrique was a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Middle East in 2007. He was an avid dodgers fan. And tonight, heartbreak for this man, Jason Coffman, showing a picture of his son, Cody, early this morning. At the time, he was still searching, still praying. Then, just a few hours later, he learned he lost his son. We did just get the news that he was one of the 11 that were hit and killed last night. Reporter: Cody was his first-born son. Only him and I know how much I love. Reporter: A big brother, an umpire for youth baseball league, he was about to enlist in the army. My son was on his -- he was on his way to fulfilling his dream of -- of serving the country. Reporter: In fact, he says he spoke to his son, Cody, as he was heading out last night. First thing I said was, please don't drink and drive. Last thing I said was, son, I love you. That was the last thing I said. Reporter: Today, he had one last message for his son. I just want him to know that he -- he is going to be missed. No shortage of heartache in this community tonight.
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