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Family, friends remember Springfield victims of Oregon District shooting

People who knew the Springfield victims of the Dayton mass shooting are remembering them today.

Friends and family of Derrick Fudge and Monica Brickhouse say they were good people who cared about their loved ones and the community.

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There is also reason to believe Beatrice Warren-Curtis had Springfield connections too. The Springfield News-Sun is working on reaching out to her family and Brickhouse’s.

Brittany Hart, a friend of Brickhouse, posted on Facebook that she was “in shock” to learn that her friend had been killed. Brickhouse was “like another aunt” to her, Hart wrote on Facebook.

Hart also wrote on Facebook that she knew Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36, who was also killed in the attack.

“To lose a loved one to senseless violence is just unfair, especially since it could be preventable!!” Hart wrote on Facebook. “I am so sorry this has happened to you all!”

Twyla Southall said her brother’s son, Dion, her son’s fiancee and several others were all in Dayton together with Fudge, who was a 57-year-old Springfield resident, at the time of the shooting that took his life.

“His son is very distraught,” Southall said.

She said that Fudge loved his family and had a dog Lucy that he “absolutely loved.”

“He was a good man and loved his family,” Southall said.

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