PAUL SMITH SPEAKS: Three Little League Team Members Killed in Ohio County in Olmsted Falls

Good Morning America revealed Sunday that three of the victims killed at a Wisconsin parade celebrating the start of the summer’s Little League World Series are 75, 79 and 80-years-old. Mary Rogers, 73, Dorothy…

PAUL SMITH SPEAKS: Three Little League Team Members Killed in Ohio County in Olmsted Falls

Good Morning America revealed Sunday that three of the victims killed at a Wisconsin parade celebrating the start of the summer’s Little League World Series are 75, 79 and 80-years-old.

Mary Rogers, 73, Dorothy Brown, 79, and Bernice Yellen, 80, were just yards away from the shooting when they were shot by a 32-year-old white man who authorities say has a long-storied history of mental illness.

Here is what we know so far about the victims:

Mary Rogers, 73

Rogers is the mother of the team’s 18-year-old pitcher, Luke, and lived a modest life in Waukesha with her husband.

Here is what she said about her son just days before the shooting:

“Luke hasn’t pitched in a lot of games this year, but he will pitch in the World Series. He is not concerned about what anyone says. He is concerned about his dream of winning,” she said Saturday.

She described her son as independent and at times stubborn, but also said he had a great sense of humor.

Dorothy Brown, 79

Brown’s family says she was also shot during the incident and was a friend of the victims who had offered to help care for their dog.

Here is what she said about her friend, Luke, just days before the shooting:

“I’ve said it many times, if he is not pitching, he won’t miss that game. It would break his heart, that he wouldn’t go to that game,” she said.

She is survived by her son who is pursuing a career in alternative energy. He is currently in high school and is being looked after by his grandparents, who are 83 and 84-years-old.

Bernice Yellen, 80

Yellen was the coordinator of volunteers for the Waukesha Little League. She died after being shot in the face.

Her son John, 71, who was at the parade and fighting for his life on Sunday, released the following statement on his mother’s passing:

“My mother was a tremendous mother and an incredible, community leader. She took great pride in being able to provide opportunities for all our children.”

Scott Boekhorst, 61

Boekhorst, the father of one of the game’s players, was among the victims.

Authorities say Boekhorst was shot in the head by the suspect and had been a baseball coach for Waukesha team for 31 years.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, a teenager, son and two grandchildren.

Paul Cherepowich, 61

Cherepowich was an Army veteran and a real estate agent who acted as a coach for a 12-year-old boy being featured at the parade.

He left behind a wife and two children.

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