SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) — On Wednesday night, hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor ChenWei Guo — the shooting victim in an attempted carjacking earlier in the week.
Guo would have had a birthday on Sunday.
“I was asking him, like — what should I get you for your birthday? And he was just like — just talking about how spending time with someone was the most important,” said Madison Burns, Guo’s girlfriend.
Burns says she was always drawn to Guo’s smile. They had been dating since summer, and had fallen in love.
“We always said I love you, cause we did love each other,” said Burns.
On Monday, Guo had texted her telling her that he was going to study. She never heard from him again — and then she found out what had happened.
“I was just like no, this isn’t true — like this didn’t actually happen,” said Burns.
On Wednesday night, hundreds of people gathered to honor his life during a candlelight vigil.
Guo, from China, had served his mission in Provo — and his LDS faith was central to his life. Members of the church joined friends and students Wednesday night for the somber event.
“He always put me first and treated me way better than I ever deserved,” said Burns.
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