Tragedy has struck the same family twice in Hermosa Beach near Los Angeles.
The Daily Breeze reports Vantha Tho, 35, died after apparently being shot by a former boyfriend who then took his own life.
“It came out of nowhere, especially because my brother, he passed away when I was 9,” said Tho’s brother, Alex. “So what are the odds, you know? I can’t wrap my head around it. I still feel like I’m going to see her again.”
His brother Vouthy died in a gang-related shooting nearly 13 years ago.
Vantha, a former Miss Cambodia America, worked as a stylist at a local hair salon. Her family escaped the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 70’s. She was born in a refugee camp in Thailand.
Friends also established a fund to help her family pay funeral expenses. Donations can be made at .
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