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Washington High School Alumnus Among Victims Of Dayton Shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (KDKA) -- Among the victims of the tragic mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, is a local son.

Nicholas Cumer graduated from Washington High School where his contributions were many. He was also a rising star at St. Francis University.

Nicholas was in Dayton completing an internship program when he was shot in the gunman's angry rampage.

KDKA's Amy Wadas Reports:


He is being remembered as a model student and human being. Those who knew him say he was dedicated to caring for others.

At Washington High School, his achievements were impressive, but most of all, he is remembered as being a very nice kid.

Nicholas had already done so much by the age of 25.

He graduated high school in 2012, and was a member of the National Honor Society and a tennis doubles' champion.

Nicholas was also a member of Central Assembly of God Church in Houston, Pennsylvania, and volunteered his free time at Washington Hospital.

He went on from high school to St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, where he studied cancer care. He was getting his Master's degree and was interning for the summer.

Nicholas' family released a statement saying:

"We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4."

The president at St. Francis University said:

"Nicholas was dedicated to caring for others. He was recognized at the 2019 Community Engagement Awards among students who had completed 100+ hours of service."

The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, where Nicholas was interning, posted a tribute to him on their Facebook page. It reads in part:

"Last night, three of our trainers were shot in the mass shooting in the Oregon District. While two are expected to make a full recovery, we are absolutely heart broken to report that the third, Nicholas Cumer, was killed in this senseless act of violence."

Last night, three of our trainers were shot in the mass shooting in the Oregon District. While two are expected to make...

Posted by Maple Tree Cancer Alliance on Sunday, August 4, 2019

The second deadliest weekend in U.S. history took the life of a young man who meant so much to so many.

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A Mass in his memory will be held at St. Francis University this week.

Counseling is also available for St. Francis University students and they can be reached 814-472-3211.

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