A woman who grew up in Farmington was shot and killed outside a bar in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday.
Jaime Sarrantonio, 30, was one of four people attacked while standing outside the Cobra, a bar in the eastern part of the city. Two men attempted to rob the group and then opened fire on them, according to police.
Sarrantonio and 33-year-old Bartley Teal both died of their injuries.
The Cobra posted condolences on its Facebook page.
"No words can convey our sadness and shock at this time," the post said.
Sarrantonio was a 2005 graduate of Farmington High School. Her family described her as a happy, adventurous person who didn't deserve to die in such a way.
"She was very outstanding, she was very compassionate, she championed a lot of causes for the underdog. She was such a hard-working person and demanded perfection of herself and did whatever necessary to achieve that," said Jaime's mother Robin Fisher.
"It's indescribable. You read this on the news and you don't think it can happen to you, especially someone taking someone else's life that's so close to you. She didn't want that. she wanted to live and keep traveling and do all these different things," Jolie Sarrantonio, Jaime's younger sister, said.
Fisher said her daughter loved life and did more in 30 years than many do in a lifetime, including visiting 40 counties.
"All we can do is hope for signs that she still is with us because she wouldn't want us to be so sad. Or you know she was just optimistic and so happy," Fisher said.
The family is going to Nashville for a memorial service Tuesday. The funeral will be in Connecticut on Saturday.
Nashville police believe the shootings may be connected to other similar crimes in the city in recent days. Two men wanted in connection with the case, 20-year-old Demontrey Logsdon and 24-year-old Lacory Lytle, are in custody.