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Jennifer Topaz Irvine

October 5, 2017
This undated photo provided by Kyle Kraska shows Jennifer Topaz Irvine, who was one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Courtesy of Kyle Kraska via AP)
This undated photo provided by Kyle Kraska shows Jennifer Topaz Irvine, who was one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Courtesy of Kyle Kraska via AP)

Jennifer Topaz Irvine, a 42-year-old San Diego lawyer, was “bright, brilliant and could talk to millennials,” her publicist Jay Jones said. 

When Jones heard that Irvine was among those killed at the Las Vegas concert, he said it was “like an atomic bomb went off in my heart. I just got punched dead in the gut.” 

Kyle Kraska, a sports director for the CBS affiliate KFMB-TV in San Diego, was a close friend of Irvine’s and posted on Facebook that she was singing and dancing to country music when she was shot in the head. Kraska — who survived after being shot multiple times outside his home in 2015 by a house painter — wrote that Irvine’s death felt like “I have now been victimized by gun violence twice.” 

“When does it stop?!” he wrote.

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