Brandy Escamilla Death – Two victims who died in the mass shooting at Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge festival has been identified. Brandy Escamilla and her fiancé Josilyn Ruiz passed away following the deadly mass shooting that left three others injured Saturday night in Washington state. “Please keep my extended family of the heart John & Anita Ruiz and family, in prayer as their daughter Josilyn and her finance Brandy were tragically and senselessly killed in Washington state on Saturday.” After the tragic incident, the Beyond Wonderland music festival was canceled for the next day.
GoFundMe Account here ( https://gofund.me/d6a3699b ): My name is Leilani Ruiz, I am the sister-in-law of Josilyn Ruiz. Josilyn Ruiz attended Beyond Wonderland Music Festival at the Gorge alongside her fiance Brandy June 17, 2023. That night the world lost two incredible people. Josilyn Ruiz and her Fiance Brandy were shot and killed at the event. Our lives will never be the same. Josilyn is a daughter, sister, godmother, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, nurse, and fiance. Words cannot describe the pain our family and friends are grieving from our precious loss of a wonderful angel.
Josilyn came into this world on July 13, 1996, hence why she received her middle name Summer, our ray of sunshine. As soon as you saw her she would brighten up the room with her big beautiful eyes, beautiful smile, and contagious laugh. Not only did our family and friends lose a special human being, but so did the world. Josilyn became a Registered Nurse and had an immense passion for helping others. She loved to take on adventures with her fiance Brandy, family, friends, and cat Otis. She absolutely loved dancing, singing, attending music festivals, outdoor adventures, acting, snowboarding, and traveling. She had a kind soul and was willing to go out of her way to help anyone in need. She was a go-getter, and always went after what she wanted with a brave heart. Her personality was bubbly and full of joy, you would tend to find her doing something goofy to get a good laugh.
Josilyn was a beautiful girl who is the definition of work hard- play hard. There are not enough words to describe the wonderful person she is and the wonderful life she lived. She is loved by many and will be truly missed. Any donations would be greatly appreciated to go towards the efforts of retrieving Josilyn’s belongings in Seattle, WA, funeral services, and other unexpect expenses…
What Happened At The Gorge Amphitheatre?
After the shooting that law enforcement agencies say shocked American soil and history, the festival organizers reportedly canceled the second day of the event in Washington state. The park, Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge, announced on Sunday and thanked law enforcement for their quick response to the weekend shooting. The shooting occurred in George, some 150 miles east of Seattle, close to the electronic music festival.
In a statement, it stated, “We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the local authorities and staff who acted quickly to manage the situation,” and it added, “Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to the family, friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.”
The Victims And Suspect Identified?
Grant County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kyle Foreman told reporters that deputies were dispatched to a campground near the Gorge Amphitheatre, where the concert was taking place, after receiving “reports of shots fired into [a] crowd” at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to him, “the shooter then walked away from where the incident happened,” and the suspect “continued to randomly shoot into the crowd” until he was taken into custody.
Two people were killed, and three others, including the suspect, were injured, according to the sheriff’s office. There was a delay in releasing information about the victims and the suspect’s health. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Sunday that “officials have made notifications to the families of all of the victims of last night’s shooting.”
Motive Of The Shooting
The investigating department has not confirmed if the motive of this incident is related to any “terroristic act” the suspect was reportedly shooting randomly into a crowd of over a thousand people. The families of the deceased victims did not immediately disclose any possible fundraiser account for those who may wish to assist the family during this time. Law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate this incident at this time. The deceased victims Brandy Escamilla and Josilyn Ruiz were engaged to be married soon before the tragic incident. “our lives have changed forever,” a family member wrote.
Brandy Escamilla Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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