SEBRING, Fla. - We're learning more about the five women killed by a lone gunman in a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida on Wednesday.
Marisol Lopez, Jessica Eileen Noreen Montague, and Ana Piñon-Williams were working at the SunTrust branch on U.S. 27 when a 21-year-old opened fire. Banking customer Cynthia Watson was also named as a victim in the attack.
The family of the fifth victim, who was also a bank employee, has asked that her name not be released.
Piñon-Williams' brother-in-law made a public statement on behalf of the family at a press conference Thursday. He said the mother of seven was devoted to her family and her faith, "truly a light in this world."
"Loving her was easy. Living without her will be hard. Our Family will not only survive, but we will thrive," Tim Williams said.
Bank employee Marisol Lopez, 55, leaves behind her husband and two children. Her Facebook profile picture shows her smiling with a loved one. That smile is how longtime neighbor Gil Osborne says he will remember her.
"She had the best personality, always friendly, always smiling and always generous," neighbor Gil Osborne told FOX 13 News.
Deputies on Friday identified Jessica Eileen Noreen Montague, a 31-year-old from Avon Park, as a fourth victim.
Officials said there was another employee in the bank at the time of the shooting. Law enforcement did not name the employee, but said the person was in a back room when shots were fired. They were able to escape and call for help.
A candlelit vigil for the victims and their families is planned for Sunday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. inside the Highlands News-Sun Center at 781 Magnolia Ave.
As victims' families mourn their loved ones, the community appears to be rallying around them.
“We now begin the healing process,” Chief Hoglund said. “We will attempt to make sense of a senseless act. We attempt to mourn the loss of our peers, our neighbors, our mothers, and daughters.”
Police said they haven't found any connection between suspect Zephen Xaver and the victims. It also did not appear that there had been any attempt to rob the bank.
"We have no information as to what his true motive may have been,” Hoglund said. "We believe it was a random act."