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Visitation held for 3 victims in Fayette Co. car wash shooting

Members of a small Fayette county community began the long process of saying goodbye today

Visitation was held for three of the four victims in Sunday's quadruple murder outside a car wash in Melcroft.

People are pouring in to pay their respects at the Vito Martucci Funeral Home in Connellsville.

Channel 11 spoke with family and friends of Cortney Snyder, one of those victims who left everyone far too soon.

"Every day she was there to help. It didn't matter if it was in the evening, it didn't matter how deep the snow was or how cold, she was there,” said Marjorie Lewis, Snyder’s grandmother.

She was only 23-years-old, but everyone seems to have a favorite memory of Snyder.

"That girl was a woods girl, you know? If it had to do with hunting or fishing that's what she was about and that's what this is representing,” said Snyder’s friend Steven Pritts.


She's one of four people killed in a shooting Sunday in Melcroft.

The shooter Timothy O'Brien Smith died a short time later as well.

The families of Snyder, 25-year-old Chelsie Cline and 21-year-old Seth Cline held viewings today.

Friends say they all loved the outdoors, which is why everyone wore camouflage in their honor.

"I still don't think it's totally soaked in yet. I'm just trying to do what I can to help the little one,” said Snyder’s friend Joshua Roe.

Snyder was a mother to a 4-year-old boy.

Family friend Pritts remembers seeing her son just hours after the incident.

"He said ‘Hey, Uncle Steve, Mommy's a super hero angel now.’ That was probably one of the hardest things I've ever been through,” Pritts said.

While heartbroken over the loss, Snyder’s grandmother and many others are remembering all the good she brought to the world.

"She was the most wonderful girl in the world. I wish all girls would be like that,” Lewis said.

The family of Chelsie and Seth Cline didn't want to speak today, and of course, we respect their privacy.