Nick Cannon is mourning the loss of his childhood friend Monique Clark, who was fatally shot while at a San Diego pool party after a gunman opened fire, killing Clark and injuring seven others.
“My heart hurts with great sadness tonight,” Cannon wrote on Instagram, sharing a throwback photo of himself, Clark and another friend.
“I just learned that the one life lost in the senseless and tragic mass shooting in San Diego was my childhood friend, who was more like family, Miss Monique Clark.”
The former America’s Got Talent host then added, “Such a beautiful spirit with an infectious smile. I have nothing but wonderful memories of this Angel. Tears can’t express the pain and shock. A mother of 3, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a friend and a Queen… Rest in Paradise.”
Clark was killed by Peter Selis, a forty-nine-year-old auto mechanic who opened fire Sunday evening on a group of black and Hispanic party attendees at the upscale La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex. It’s been reported that Selis was upset about a recent breakup with his girlfriend.
Clark leaves behind three daughters — Amaya, 13, Aliyah, 11, and Madison, 2 — according to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for her funeral.
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— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) May 2, 2017