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Faith Lutheran High and Middle School rally around twin sisters, alumnus shot

Posted at 7:27 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 22:49:22-04

In the midst of the chaos Sunday night were more than a dozen local high school students and staff from Faith Lutheran High School and Middle School.

A pair of twin sisters, Gianna and Natalia Baca, along with a graduate from the school, Tyler Tracy, were among the people hit by the bullets.

The Baca sisters recalled the moment they ran for their lives.

"We were just like holding our heads praying and holding hands," Natalia Baca said.

"I needed to fight for my life," Gianna Baca remembered.

Gianna was with her boyfriend when they ran for cover. She ended up being shot in the leg.

Natalia wasn't as lucky. A bullet came piercing through her shoulder with particles flying near her lungs.

As she lays in the Intensive Care Unit, the high school senior tries to keep positive.

"I'm in a lot of pain still, but I can do it," Natalia said. "Just keep thanking everything about life."

Alumnus from Faith Lutheran, Tyler Tracy, was also at the concert Sunday night. Tracy was shot in the liver with the bullet grazing his kidney while trying to protect his girlfriend.

The Faith Lutheran community is now coming together for all the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, including the countless students who made it out safely from the concert.

"We have some kids that are going to struggle with this and we're going to help them," said Principal Scott Fogo.

The school brought in comfort dogs for all students to help them begin healing Tuesday.

The cheer team, which the Baca sisters are a part of, is raising money for the girls.

"We're all supporting, we've made posters for the girls and the whole school signed them," said the girl's friend Maddie.

There is a GoFundMe set up the Baca Twins and another GoFundMe set up for Tyler Tracy.