I've honestly lost track of all the shootings that have happened in the last few weeks. I generally avoid following the coverage of mass killings unless it's something I need to know for work. But someone pointed out that one of the 13 victims of the Binghamton, NY shootings was a Pakistani woman, Parveen Ali.
Here's part of a write-up from PressConnects.com, a local news site. It's simply titled "Parveen Ali: From Binghamton and Pakistan; age 26":
Parveen is remembered in the community as a soft- spoken, upbeat person quick to offer help to anyone in need. She especially catered to her mother, while her brothers, Usman and Nader, worked and studied. The family is trying to bring the remaining two brothers and their families to America, too. The father of the family, Nosher Van, does not live in Binghamton.
"She was beautiful," said friend Semra Morina, a Bosnian refugee who worked with Parveen at Johnson Outdoors four or five years ago. "She was young, and she had hope."
And from the NYT:
He and his sister were planning to visit Niagara Falls on Saturday. “Just to see it,” he said.