‘Celebration of Life’ held for local Las Vegas shooting victim Jennifer Irvine

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The life of a San Diego family law attorney, who was killed in the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas, was remembered Thursday evening in the Gaslamp.

Jennifer Irvine, 42, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip last month when gunfire erupted during country singer Jason Aldean’s performance. Irvine was one of 58 people killed by gunman Stephen Paddock when he opened fire onto concert-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel.

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Irvine was remembered at a “celebration of life” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at county bar Moonshine Flats in the Gaslamp.

“A Life so Beautifully Lived; a Heart so Deeply Loved, Deserves only to be Tenderly Remembered,” a Facebook event post read. “Please join us for an evening of honor, gratitude, and fun as we celebrate The Life of Jennifer Topaz Irvine.”

Donations from Irvine’s celebration of life will go to local animal shelters Friends of Cats and The Rescue House. Friends also hope enough funds will be raised to start a scholarship at California Western School of Law in Jennifer Irvine’s name.  

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A benefit concert immediately followed Irvine’s celebration of life, with all proceeds going to the families of all 58 people killed in the attack through the Las Vegas Victims Fund. Moonshine Flats is asking for a $10 or more donation at the door.

Singer Carter Winter and the Morgan Leigh Band performed.

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