SALT LAKE CITY -- Vanessa Antrobus was meeting her husband at a jewelry store to pick out the wedding ring they couldn't afford when they got married. A.J. Walker and his father were buying Valentine's Day cards for their family. Teresa Ellis was celebrating a bonus she'd gotten at work.
They were among the victims when a teenage gunman opened fire Monday in a crowded shopping mall, killing five people and wounding four.
Sulejman Talovic, 18, began his rampage in the evening, just as the Trolley Square mall began to fill up with people eating dinner at its five restaurants or shopping .
Talovic died in a shoot-out with police, and investigators have not determined a motive for the attack.
Antrobus and Richard Quinn were married four years ago but didn't have enough money for a ring.
"I was meeting her there to buy a wedding ring. I called her and told her to come," Quinn said, sobbing. His 29-year-old wife was killed before they could find each other in the large shopping center.
A.J. Walker, 16, and his 52-year-old father, Jeffrey, had just finished shopping for Valentine's Day gifts for their family when the shooting began. Jeffrey Walker was killed; A.J. was shot in the head.
The teenager was in serious condition yesterday. Family spokesman Mark McDougal said his family has not told him Jeffrey Walker died.
Teresa Ellis, 29, and Brad Frantz, 24, were on a date at the mall, celebrating a bonus she had received at work , according to Frantz's stepfather, Steve Wangerin. Both were killed.
Carolyn Tuft, 44, and her daughter, Kirsten Hinckley, 15, were in a card shop when they were shot. Hinckley died. Tuft was in critical condition yesterday.
Also wounded were Shawn Munns, 34, and Stacy Hanson, 53.
Munns was in serious condition yesterday. Hanson remained in critical condition.