Oklahoma Native Killed In Virginia Tech Shootings

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 8:16 pm
By: News On 6

An Oklahoma native is among those killed in Monday's shooting spree in Virginia. Twenty-year-old Lauren McCain was an international studies major at Virginia Tech. Born in Midwest City, McCain spent several years of her childhood in McLoud before her father's Navy career took the family to Florida, Texas and then to Virginia.

``She was the sweetest girl you ever saw,'' said Fern Martin, her 90-year-old great-grandmother. ``She was so loving and so sweet. Everybody loved her.''

Martin said McCain, her oldest great-granddaughter, taught Sunday school and ``was a good girl.'' A cousin, Erin Elliott of Shawnee, described McCain as an avid reader and said she worked in a department store for about a year to save money before enrolling in college.

Her brother is also a student at Virginia Tech, he was not injured.

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