SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL/Fox 40) - Friends and family held a vigil Sunday for a 21-year-old Sacramento State student who died after being shot with a pellet gun at an off-campus gathering.
"It's just unimaginable," said Jackie Euer. "Things like this should not be able to happen. My son has countless wonderful memories with him. These are good kids and he was wonderful."
She was speaking about Will Molina, who died Friday at a house party. No arrests have been made. The Sacramento Bee reported that police audio obtained from Broadcastify.com indicated Molina was accidentally shot by a friend.
University president Robert Nelsen said Molina was a business major and was set to graduate from Sacramento State in May.
Friends described Molina as a friendly face on campus.
“He was such an awesome, positive guy," said Ali Damewoode. "There was not a negative thing to say about him. He always had a smile from ear to ear and he was a great person to be around. It was a privilege to know Will.”
He said that Molinda would not people to be sad over his death. "Will would want everybody to be happy," Damewoode said. "Would he be upset that he doesn’t get to spend time with you? Yes. But we will all meet again and he knows that. That’s the kind of guy that Will was.”
Frank Ramirez said that Molina had a "great family, a family of great community leaders." Molina, he added, would have been "a great asset to the community."
Euer said that her heart goes out to the Molina family and she realizes that this type of accident could happen to anyone.
"This could have been any of our kids," she said. "I just can't imagine."
KTVU contributed to this report.