Students at St. John LaLande Catholic School in Blue Springs will gather Monday to share memories of Gabrielle Morejon, a seventh-grader shot to death Wednesday at her Lake Lotawana home.
Investigators believe the 12-year-old was a victim of a murder-suicide. Her father, George Morejon, was found dead in a vehicle behind the house.
Gabrielle had attended St. John LaLande since she was 3.
“She was a beautiful, very bright girl,” the school’s principal, Natalie Helm, said Friday.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about the shooting at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday. The Morejon home was in the 25000 block of Milton Thompson Road.
A sheriff’s spokesman said Friday that more information would be released when autopsies were completed.
News of the shooting shocked students at Gabrielle’s school.
“This is a small school, only 21 in her seventh-grade class, and many of those kids have been together since kindergarten,” Helm said. “They were just grief-stricken. So sad for all of us.”
A rosary will be part of Monday’s program.
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