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UA releases statement on death of graduate in Las Vegas attack

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The University of Arizona has released a statement on the death of graduate Christiana Duarte, who was killed during the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

She graduated in May with a communications degree from the Eller College of Management. 

 Here's the statement From University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins:

"All of us in the University of Arizona community are saddened that Christiana Duarte, one of our graduates from this past May, is among the victims from Las Vegas on Sunday night. 

"Staff in our Dean of Students office and Life & Work Connections are reaching out to those who knew her, including her sorority sisters in Sigma Kappa.

"This attack is a terrible tragedy for hundreds of families, and it is a shocking and horrific event for all of us. I know I speak for the UA community in expressing our deepest condolences to Christiana's family and in asking for their privacy to be respected."

The Tucson Road Runners also released a statement:

"As an organization, we'd like to extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to all of the victims of the tragedy that has taken place in Las Vegas.  Christiana Duarte was a beloved member of our family during the 2016-17 inaugural season and we are deeply saddened by her loss."

NBC News Los Angeles is reporting that former University of Arizona student Christiana Duarte was killed in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Former University of Arizona student Christiana Duarte has been reported missing in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas.

Friends and family said she was part of the 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, where a gunman killed over 50 people and injured over 500 more, Las Vegas officials said Monday. 

Police said 64-year-old Stephen Paddock shot from the 32nd floor of a casino, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

The City of Las Vegas has issued a hotline, helping people who are looking for their loved ones. You can call them at 1-800-536-9488.

Stay with News Four Tucson for the latest information on Christiana.  

Here's the story we did when Christiana was still missing.

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