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Daughter killed in Texas was a 'lifeline,' dad says

Families mourn people lost to school gunfire

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published May 20, 2018 at 3:24 a.m. Updated May 20, 2018 at 3:24 a.m.

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Aziz Sheikh hugs a woman sharing condolences Saturday at his home in Islamabad over the shooting death of his daughter, Sabika Sheikh. Sheikh said he found out about her death after seeing news reports and trying repeatedly to reach her on her phone.

“She was a great soul,” Aziz Sheikh said Saturday of his daughter Sabika. He shows her picture on a phone at their home in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD -- Sabika Sheikh spoke to her 9-year-old sister on the phone Friday, counting down the days before she would complete her high school exchange program in suburban Houston and return to the family home in Karachi, Pakistan.

“She was a great soul,” Aziz Sheikh said Saturday of his daughter Sabika. He shows her picture on a phone at their home in Islamabad.

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