The fifth victim of the mass shooting in Louisville has been named Deana Eckert. Eckert, a 57-year-old grandmother and mother, was one of many individuals who a shooter shot at a house in the Portland neighbourhood of the city.
Who Was Deana Eckert?
Deana Eckert was a well-known Louisville resident. She was a devoted grandmother of four and the mother of two children. Eckert was a nurse who devoted much of her career to helping others.
Family and friends of Eckert recall her as someone always ready to provide a helping hand. She was referred to as “the best mother and grandparent anyone could ask for” by her daughter, Amanda.
Nevaeh, the granddaughter of Eckert, praised her for being “kind, compassionate, and loving.” The Louisville community adored Deana Eckert, a committed nurse who worked her entire career caring for others.
What happened to Deana Eckert?
A gunman opened fire at a home in Louisville’s Portland neighbourhood. Five people were shot, including Eckert, who suffered critical injuries. She was taken to the hospital and placed on life support but ultimately succumbed to her injuries on April 7th.
The gunman, identified as 32-year-old Brandon Gainey, was arrested and charged with murder and assault.
Police have not yet disclosed the reason for the shooting. Her family and friends are devastated by her tragic death in the shooting spree on March 28. Eckert has an impact on those around her.
Tributes to Deana:
The death of Deana has been met with an outpouring of support from the Louisville community. Friends and family have shared memories of Eckert on social media, describing her as a “bright light” and a “beautiful soul.”
Everyone is sad about the death of Deana. They all have been praying for her soul to rest in peace. She has said there will never be another person like her, and she will be missed forever.
Eckert’s family has a GoFundMe page to assist them after her passing. The page has raised over $20,000, with donations nationwide.