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Hundreds Remember SPU Shooting Victim At Beaverton Service

Hundreds of people attended Paul Lee’s memorial service Sunday in his hometown of Beaverton. The Seattle Pacific University freshman was killed in a shooting at his school on June 5.

Ron Vincent dances in tribute to Paul Lee

Ron Vincent dances in tribute to Paul Lee

Paul Lee was the only person killed when a gunman opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus.

His 22-year-old brother was the first to speak at his memorial service. Albert Lee said the immediate news of his brother’s death left him with troubling questions: Was he supposed to curse God? Why did his parents move all the way from South Korea for their son to be killed in this way?

Lee said the outpouring of support from people his brother knew is helping him cope. He said he’s never experienced the kind of love that arose after his family’s tragedy.

Paul Lee dancing in a picture from a slideshow of Paul Lee's life.

Paul Lee dancing in a picture from a slideshow of Paul Lee’s life.

Ron Vincent, a dancer who inspired Paul Lee, did a tribute performance. He chose a song he said he’d heard a few days after Lee’s death.

Vincent said the song made him feel the joy he knew Lee felt when he danced. Lee had hoped to become a psychologist to help people through their problems.

The Lee family created the Paul Lee Foundation to raise awareness and resources for mental and emotional health. Donations can be made at

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