Family of NY native killed in California shooting heartbroken, shares legacy

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ROMULUS, N.Y. (WSYR) — An upstate New York native and Keuka College graduate is among the three people killed in Sunday’s shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California.

Trevor Irby’s family is devastated, left to try and process why a senseless act of violence had to take the life of someone they loved so dearly.

Out sister station in Syracuse sat down with Trevor’s grandmother who raised him, to hear how she wants Trevor to be remembered.

Officials from the Romulus Central School District released a statement, saying in part:

The school community of Romulus is deeply saddened to hear of Trevor’s tragic death at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. All of our thoughts and prayers go out to Trevor’s family & friends as well as the many families who are suffering from this horrible tragedy.

Trevor was a multi-sport athlete, member of the drama club, National Honor Society, band and friend to everyone he knew here in Romulus. Although his path had taken him far from home, he was still close to many of his classmates and is missed by everyone.  Trevor was the type of student who could bring joy, laughs, and comfort to everyone he met. We are proud of his accomplishments from Romulus, Keuka College, and his most recent endeavors during his time in California. On behalf of everyone at our school, our hearts go out to all the victims of this tragedy and we pray for peace and hope to come to all involved.

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