The senseless shooting at a San Diego pool party injured six and claimed the life of mother-of-three Monique Clark. And it turns out actor, musician, and America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon was childhood friends with Clark. Cannon expressed his grief on Instagram last night, sharing a photo of himself and Clark as teens, laughing and smiling.
Clark was one of four women and three men shot during a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex yesterday evening. As of last night, two victims were in critical condition but expected to survive.
Names of victims have yet to be released, but according to People, members of Clark’s family have informed media outlets that Clark was the victim who did not survive.
Another guest at the party, named Drew Phillips, talked to People about the tragic event, saying that Clark had only been at the party for about 20 minutes before the shooter arrived.
When police arrived, they fatally shot the gunman, Peter Selis, who was on the phone with his ex-girlfriend while he carried out the horrible crime. Although it was rumored that Selis was motivated by race, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said there is no evidence race played a role and the victims were most likely targeted just because they were in Selis’ vicinity.
Our thoughts and well wishes go out to the families and friends of the victims.