Pier 14 shooting victim was ‘loving, smart, and beautiful’: mother, cousin


EDITOR’S NOTE: Report first published July 2, 2015

PLEASANTON (KRON) — 32-year-old Kate Steinle was a young woman whose memories will live on in pictures.

She was shot and killed at Pier 14 along the Embarcadero in San Francisco Wednesday evening at around 6:30 p.m.

Sullivan turned to her father after she was shot and said she didn’t feel well before collapsing, said San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak.

“She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me,'” Kate’s mother Liz Sullivan said.

Her father immediately began CPR before paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital. Kate died during surgery, her heart stopped twice on the way to the hospital.

“She fought for her life,” Sullivan said.

Steinle’s death has left her family devastated and confused as to why she was targeted.

“It makes no sense, but often life doesn’t,” Sullivan said. “We’ve felt so blessed. We’ve known how blessed we’ve been and this is just–we see how some people go through terrible things, and I guess it’s our turn.”

Kate’s sister-in-law tells KRON 4 that Kate was a successful medical device sales representative who loved helping people. She was walking along the Pier with her father when she was shot. Her cousin wasn’t there but described what happened.


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