TEMPE, AZ - People from around the Valley offered their support to the father of a Colorado shooting victim.
Ian Sullivan was in Tempe Saturday to show his appreciation for a BBQ and fundraiser aimed at helping him with expenses after losing his daughter in the massacre.
"It is comforting to see how many people care," he said.
Six-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan was one of twelve people killed in the shooting rampage at an Aurora Colorado movie theater. Scores more were injured.
"Some may say she lived 6 six short years," Sullivan said. "I'd say they were the longest years of my life and I cherish every minute."
Rick McEvoy, who was traveling for work when he met Ian prior to the shooting, organized the event at BBQ Island in Tempe.
"I couldn't believe when I heard what happened," he said. "I had just been there."
Several businesses donated items for a raffle.
"She was the most fun loving 6-year-old I ever met," said Sullivan.
Sullivan's ex-wife was also injured in the shooting.
The money raised will go to pay funeral costs.
McEvoy tells ABC15 that an account is also set up in Ian Sullivan's name for donations.
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