Nick Cannon\'s Childhood Friend Killed in San Diego Apartment Shooting
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Nick Cannon’s Childhood Friend Killed in San Diego Apartment Shooting


Nick Cannon is known for his bubbly personality and sense of humor, but the usually jovial father of three is in mourning over the passing of a childhood friend from his hometown of San Diego.

The 36-year-old presenter shares a heartbreaking story on Instagram about how his close pal Monique Clark, a mother of three, lost her life along with six other victims when "senseless" gunman Peter Selis opened fire at an apartment in the Californian city.


Nick — who has six-year-old fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey — is distraught by the loss of his friend and is in "pain and shock" over the tragedy.

He insists he only has "wonderful memories" of Monique and her "beautiful spirit" will live on.


“My heart hurts with great sadness tonight. I just learned that the one life lost in the senseless and tragic mass shooting in San Diego was my childhood friend, who was more like family, Miss Monique Clark.”


He continues, “Such a beautiful spirit with an infectious smile. I have nothing but wonderful memories of this Angel. Tears can't express the pain and shock. A mother of 3, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a friend and a Queen... Rest in Paradise”


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Peter Selis, 49, opened fire on a pool party, killing Monique and injuring six, at the La Jolla Crossroads luxury apartments in the University City neighborhood near UC San Diego.

Our condolences go out to to Nick and Monique’s family.