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(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Three of the victims of the horrific mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon have been identified by their families — including a woman who wanted to be a pediatric nurse and a teen who had just started school.

The shooting left 10 dead, including the gunman, and seven injured.

Lucero Alcaraz’s sister posted a moving tribute to her younger sibling, saying the college student had wanted to be a pediatric nurse.

“I never got the chance to tell you how proud of you I was,” Maria Leticia Alcaraz wrote on Facebook. “You would have been a great pediatric nurse. I was so proud of you for getting you college completely paid through scholarships and you made it into college honors. You were going to do great things love.”

She declined to comment further to ABC News.

A second victim was identified by her family as 18-year-old Rebecka Carnes. Her father, Justin Carnes, confirmed she had died in the shooting and said the student had just started her first week of school.

A third victim was identified as Kim Dietz. Her husband Eric Dietz posted a picture of his wife on Facebook.

“It is with deep grief in my heart that I must announce that Kim was one of the people killed yesterday at UCC,” he wrote in the Facebook post.

Carolyn Whitehorn, the mother-in-law of Kim Dietz, said her granddaughter (Kim Dietz’s daughter) was also a student at the community college but in a different location in the school during the shooting and was unharmed.

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