DENVER (CBS4) – Family members of the shooting victims who died want to make sure their loved ones are never forgotten, including the family of 6-year-old Veronica Moser Sullivan.
Veronica was the youngest victim. Her mother, Ashley Moser, was also shot and is recovering in the hospital.
Family members say Ashley Moser has a bullet lodged in her spine and is now paralyzed from the waist down. They also say she is pregnant.
“She wished me a good trip and I told her I would be back within a week, and she was excited for me,” Veronica’s grandmother Anne Moser said.
Anne loved babysitting her 6-year-old granddaughter.
“She was a very special girl … she was very intelligent … she was a sweetheart to everybody, and lovable; she was a very emotional little girl, but in a good way,” Anne said. “She knew how to make people happy.”
Anne said she would have likely been babysitting Veronica that night had she not had a trip planned. The trip was to take Anne’s mind off losing her husband just two months ago.
“If I had been there I would have suggested for her to stay with me like I do with all my grandkids,” Anne said. “It’s just shocking, overwhelming, it’s too much.”
As the youngest victim, Veronica’s story has spread quickly, and that brings the family some small sense of joy
“Knowing Veronica, the little girl she is, for her being the face of America she would soak it all in because that’s who she was. She loved the attention.”