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Nicol Kimura

October 4, 2017
This undated photo shows Nicol Kimura, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)
This undated photo shows Nicol Kimura, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)

Nicol Kimura, 38, went to the festival with a group of seven men and women who call themselves “framily” — friends who are like family. She was fatally shot seconds after the gunfire began, said Ryan Miller, a businessman and pastor who is part of the group. 

A Southern California native who lived in Placentia, Kimura’s survivors include her parents, a sister and the friends who were with her when she died. She was single and didn’t have children, but she was treated like family by the kids of group members, Miller said. 

“She was a mom to all of our kids; they called her ‘auntie,’” he said. “I have two kids myself, and they were just absolutely devastated that they will not be able to see her again.” 

Kimura worked in a tax office for Orange County and spent most weekends with her friends. No one else in the group was shot. 

“She was just such an amazing woman and she was just such a light,” he said.

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