• Walk to be held in memory of Shaler girl killed when father went on shooting rampage


    SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - It has been nearly a year since a father went on a shooting rampage, killing his daughter before turning the gun on himself.

    Shaler mom Charlene Edwards said her mission is honoring the life of her daughter, Laurin Edwards.

    Laurin Edwards had just turned 19 when her father, James Edwards, shot and killed her.

    He badly injured Charlene Edwards and his son, Jimmy Edwards.

    “I never thought in a million years this would happen to me.  I didn’t see it coming,” Charlene Edwards said.

    On Aug. 10, Charlene Edwards and Laurin Edwards' best friend, Taylor, will hold the first memorial walk “Laps for Laurin” to fund the Laurin Edwards Scholarship.

    “I know that we’re never going to forget Laurin in our minds and in our hearts.  I know in her lifetime, she would have done so many wonderful things for people,” said Taylor.

    The scholarship will do wonderful things for students at St. Francis University, where Laurin Edwards studied.

    The walk will be held at the Shaler Middle School track.

    Donations can also be sent to: Edwards Fund, P.O. Box 65, Glenshaw, PA 15116.

    “I think that I’m a totally different person. I appreciate life a lot more, and I always tell people, ‘Make sure you love your family each and every day,’” said Charlene Edwards.

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