Laura Shipp: Had a huge heart

LAS VEGAS - Laura Shipp, 50, spent two days at the festival with her son, Corey. They were "big concertgoers, especially when it came to country," a family friend said in an online fund-raiser.

At some point during the shooting, the two became separated, and Corey Shipp spent the day afterward looking for his mother. By Wednesday, she had been identified, her brother told CNN.

Shipp, an avid Dodgers fan, moved to Las Vegas about five years ago to be closer to her son, the Ventura County Star reported.

"She was his world and he was hers," her brother Steve Shipp told the newspaper.

Aimee Mack, one of Shipp's friends, told CNN that they'd been close since they met in the ninth grade, and that Shipp was generous and "was smart as a whip and had a huge heart."

"Laura made friends with everyone," Mack said.

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