Reema Samaha, a Lebanese-American student, was among 32 people killed Monday during the worst mass shooting in American history. Samaha, 19, a freshman at Virginia Tech University from Centreville, Virginia, was attending French class when the shooter, identified as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, began a second fatal shooting spree through the building, two hours after killing two in a dormitory across campus.

“She was pretty much my second half,” Samaha’s sister, Randa, told NBC news on Tuesday. “We did everything together. We had all the same friends. I looked up to her and she looked up to me.”

Randa, a junior at the University of Virginia (UVA), said that her sister was as at home at UVA as she was at Virginia Tech.

“She had a home at UVA. Everyone there loved her and everyone here loved her too. She could go anywhere and feel at home … She fell in love with the community.”


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