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The entertainer shared a photo and heartfelt message calling Clark "a beautiful spirit." 
 

Sydney Scott
May, 03, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, a senseless shooting in La Jolla — a sunny seaside community in San Diego — left seven injured and one dead. 

Monique Clark lost her life when alleged shooter, Peter Selis randomly opened fire during a pool party. Selis was allegedly distraught over a breakup. Nick Cannon, who was a childhood friend of Clark's, took to Instagram to remember his dear friend. 

In a throwback photo of him and Monique as kids he said, "My heart hurts with great sadness tonight." 

"I just learned that the one life lost in the senseless and tragic mass shooting in San Diego was my childhood friend, who was more like family, Miss Monique Clark. Such a beautiful spirit with an infectious smile. I have nothing but wonderful memories of this Angel."

Clark's friend, Drew Phillips, told NBC 7 San Diego that the mother-of-three was always "the first person to greet me." 

"It kills me that she was killed. She just didn't deserve it."

Another friend, Willie Mayo, added that Clark was a caring and loving mother. "She has kids, a little one, maybe like five or six years old," he said. "So, very sad. Monique's a good person too, very nice. Still trying to take it all in."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the vicitms of the San Diego mass shooting.