DOWNEY – A former Downey Unified School District student has been identified as one of the over 500 people injured in the Las Vegas Shooting that took place Sunday.
Ariel Romero, of Bellflower, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival with her brother and her brother’s girlfriend when shots began raining down on the 22,000 person crowd from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Romero was shot in the face and is currently hospitalized in stable condition with a fractured jaw, her aunt told the Daily Breeze.
“The gunshot entered her cheek and exited her neck,” said her aunt, Perla Arellano. “She’s in stable condition.”
Romero’s brother’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Christiana Duarte, was killed in the shooting.
Romero was a former student in the Downey Unified School District but she transferred out of the district in 2010.
According to the Daily Breeze, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University and is pursuing a law degree at Chapman University.