A Florida family says a man who was killed in a mass shooting at a medical facility in Florida’s Orlando is a “good guy” who “just wanted to help people.”
Family members told the Orlando Sentinel that James Andrew Boggs, 26, was a licensed nurse who volunteered at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
He died Friday after suffering from what appeared to be a heart attack.
Boggs was pronounced dead at the scene.
His family says he was shot in the back, but they are not sure if he was hit by a gun or shot in his back.
The newspaper reported that Bogg’s girlfriend was also at the facility at the time.
Bubbins parents, Brian and Nancy, told the newspaper that they are “saddened and heartbroken” by the news of his death.
They told the paper that they were shocked and devastated that they lost their son to the senseless act of violence.
Nancy Bogg said in a statement to the Orlando Sun that she and her husband have been in the “battle of the boggs” since he was born.
She said she is “still in shock” about his death and the tragic nature of the shooting.
“I want to thank all the people that have stood by us, even though we were not the ones that died, but the ones who were hurt,” she said.
“We love our son.
We love our daughter.
We are still grieving.”
Bogg’s parents say they are still in the process of processing what happened at the medical facility, where dozens of patients, staff and patients were gathered on Friday for a memorial service.
They did not immediately say if they would seek a judicial review of the state’s gun laws.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents also were seen searching the building, where they were still combing through the debris.
“This was an act of pure evil,” Bogg family attorney Richard Hahn said to the Sun.
“He had nothing to do with this.”