Johanna Justin-Jinich ‘10 was killed by a gunman early this afternoon while working at her job in the Red & Black Cafe.
Our deepest condolences to Johanna’s friends and family for this stunning loss. More information is being posted as it comes in. From the Hartford Courant:
Johanna Justin-Jinich, of Fort Collins, Colo., was shot several times at the Red and Black Café inside Broad Street Books. Her assailant, described as thin white man, then fled on foot and remains at large.[…] “This is a devastating loss for Johanna’s family, friends and for the entire Wesleyan community,” Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth wrote. “Our hearts go out to all those who grieve for Johanna, and we hope all can find comfort in the support of friends, teachers and classmates.”
Wesleyan students had planned a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to remember Justin-Jinich, but in a broadcast email to the Wesleyan community shortly before 7 p.m., officials warned against any such gathering.
Staff from the Office of Behavioral Health are available via the 24 hour on-call system by calling 860-685-2910.