ODESSA, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A Perryton ISD alumn was among those killed this weekend in a mass shooting in Odessa.
According to Perryton ISD, Edwin Peregrino is a 2011 graduate of Top of Texas AEC.
Perryton ISD is deeply saddened to learn of the death of former PISD student, Edwin Peregrino. Mr. Peregrino is a 2011 graduate of Top of Texas AEC.
Out of respect for the family, PISD staff will have no further comment on this matter and will not be available for on-camera, in-person or phone interviews. We ask that you show respect to the family during their time of grief.Darin Clark, Director of Communications and Safety | Perryton ISD
Peregrino, 25, had just moved to San Antonio, Texas two weeks prior to Saturday’s shooting according to family. He had returned to his hometown for the holiday weekend to visit family.
According to the Associated Press, Peregrino was in his back yard with his brother-in-law when he was struck by a bullet.
“Every room he walked in he always had that room lit up with a smile and laugh. He made a difference in every soul he met, he made a mark,” Bianca Peregrino said.
A friend and neighbor of Peregrino who chose to remain anonymous said Peregrino was a person everyone enjoyed being around.
“It hurts to know that Edwin is not here and he—you can ask anybody who knew him, he was a beautiful soul,” his neighbor said. “He cared about everybody. You never heard anybody saying anything bad about Edwin.”
Peregrino’s life was cut short on Saturday but his neighbor said he enjoyed his life and would not want to see his loved ones in pain.
“He wouldn’t want to see us cry. Like he always said, before Saturday, he was living his best life. So, I know that he’d want everybody still to live your best life.”
Peregrino and his brother-in-law were among the first victims during the shooting. According to his neighbor, Peregrino was killed instantly. His brother in law is still recovering in the hospital.