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Northern New Mexico high school secretary killed in Las Vegas attack

New Mexico secretary killed in mass...

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Lisa Romero, the Hiroshi Miyamura High School secretary shot and killed during the attack at a Las Vegas country music concert, is being remembered as a mother, grandmother and a sincere friend.

At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in Stephen Paddock's attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where country music star Jason Aldean was performing for more than 22,000 fans.

It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The 64-year-old gunman killed himself in the hotel room before authorities arrived.

"It just shocked me that I lost a cousin out there," said Paul Romero, the victim's cousin, "I was numb seeing it at first, and like I said, I  was just trying to imagine what they went through."

Paul and Lisa Romero grew up together and Paul told ABC-7 he remembers her as kind and thoughtful. "Everyone liked her. She didn't have an enemy in the world," Paul Romero said.

"It was hard. I broke down just imagining what those people went through, what my cousin went through. It was just hard to watch," Paul Romero said.

Romero said she was an incredible mother of four and grandmother.

The school district in Gallup, New Mexico sent ABC-7's New Mexico Mobile Newsroom the following statement: "Lisa Romero was not only an employee of our school district, but was an incredible loving and sincere friend, mentor and advocate for our students in many of the schools she worked."

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