Celebration of life service held for Midtown Atlanta shooting victim

A service celebrating the life of Amy St. Pierre, who was killed in a shooting last Wednesday in Midtown Atlanta, took place Friday afternoon.

Friends, family, and other loved ones gathered at Cherry Logan Emerson Concert Hall of Emory University. 

St. Pierre, 38, was one of five women shot at Northside Medical Midtown. The chaos placed most of the area on lockdown as police searched for the suspected gunman. The manhunt eventually took investigators into Cobb County where the suspect was ultimately apprehended about seven hours after the deadly incident. The four other women were taken to the hospital. Two of the victims have since been released.


Amy St. Pierre (Supplied)

A researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, St. Pierre leaves behind a husband and two young children. 

In a statement to FOX 5, her family described her as "brilliant, kind, big-hearted, and simply the best of the best."

Family members ask that for women who plan to attend the service to wear colorful clothes. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to one of the following:

Tides Advocacy Fund (Solidaire Action) - tidesadvocacy.org

Highlander Research and Education Center (Southern Power Fund) - highlandercenter.org

Cypress Fund (Neo Philanthropy, Inc.) - cypressfund.org/donate