Two Teen Students Killed in California School Shooting Identified

The identities of the two students who lost their lives in the Saugus High School shooting on Thursday have been released by authorities.

On Friday, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE that Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15, and Dominic Blackwell, 14, were the two victims of the school shooting in Santa Clarita, California.

Both had recently celebrated birthdays, with Muehlberger turning 15 years old last month while Blackwell had turned 14 on Sept. 11.

In a GoFundMe set up for Muehlberger, who was affectionately called “Sweetpea” by her parents Cynthia and Bryan, the teen was remembered for her “vivacious, funny, [and] loyal” personality.

“Our vivacious, funny, loyal, light of our lives, Cinderella, the daughter we always dreamed to have, fiercely strong and lover of all things fashionable – was our best friend,” her parents wrote. “She is going to be missed more than words will ever be able to express.”

Though her parents said they were experiencing “the most unexplainable brokenness” after their daughter’s tragic death, they revealed they were currently having discussions about the best way “to memorialize our baby girl.”

“We deeply appreciate the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, colleagues, our church and the whole Santa Clarita and national communities,” they continued. “We are grieving and navigating this pain moment by moment. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

In a GoFundMe page set up for Blackwell, the teen was remembered for his “goofy laugh, cheesy smile, and a huge, caring heart.”

“On November 14, 2019, this world lost a bright, shining light,” the page reads. “He was taken from his family and friends in the most senseless of ways. His three brothers will miss their big brother greatly, and his parents’ dreams for him will never be realized. Dominic’s family needs this time to pull together and mourn this unexpected loss.”

“The family wishes to express appreciation for all of the love and support of the community in the aftermath of this tragic event,” the page’s description continues.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Joelle Goldstein