LUBBOCK, TX - The Clovis Police Department is gathering more details on the shooting Tuesday afternoon that left two people dead and four in the hospital. Police said 16-year-old Nathaniel Ray Jouett opened fire in the Clovis-Carver Public Library just after 4 p.m. Monday.
One of the two females who were killed was Librarian Krissie Carter. Her daughters, Chelsey Jorde and Evie Fisher, said they do not want their mother to be remembered as victim, but instead a woman who had a deep love for reading to children and caring about others.
"She is looking down on us and she is so proud of the strength that the community is showing, she wants us to feel comfort and strength and keep spreading light that she spread to everyone at the library," Fisher said.
Both of Carter's daughters said it has been incredible to see the outreach of people in the community who have wonderful memories with their mother, some described her as someone who spread joy everywhere she went.
"We appreciate all of the sweet posts and messages of all the lives that she has touched, and just keep them coming because its really what is keeping us together right now," Jorde said.
While some residents remembered the positive memories, this incident sparked fear in others. Several local students decided to stay home Tuesday out concern for their safety.
Clovis High School Senior Gabriel Garcia said he decided to stay home from school after threatening messages circulated on social media about a group of people who were allegedly friends with the shooter, planning to go to school and cause violence.
"There's a bunch of messages floating around everywhere, there was a YouTube channel, and it was all kind of stacked on top of each other and I didn't want to risk it, " Garcia said.
Clovis Police held a press conference where they addressed safety for the community, and how they are moving forward with the investigation.
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