Updated Tuesday at 9:40pm
(ABC/WSYR-TV) – Krystle Campbell’s mother is the latest to share her heartbreak after finding out her 29-year-old daughter was one of the three people killed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better daughter,” Patty Campbell told ABC News. “I can’t believe this happened.”
An 8-year-old boy was also among the three who died. A vigil was held for Martin Richard
, the youngest to lose his life when the two bombs went off, just seconds apart.
His sister and mother were among the more than 175 people who were injured when the small crudely made explosives detonated, which were packed with what investigators say were nails, metal pellets and ball bearings.
“We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you,” Richard’s father said in a released statement on Tuesday.
From the severe shrapnel wounds, to amputations, many of the injuries being treated Tuesday in more than half a dozen Boston hospitals were severe.
Liz Norden’s two sons each lost a leg.
“They both lost a leg from a blow to the leg,” Norden said. “I really don’t know to much,” she continued. “It’s all a nightmare.”
President Obama calls the events that unfolded an act of terror, but no one person or group has claimed responsibility.
Investigators are now studying bomb remnants for any clues and are scouring through surveillance videos and following up on every one of the many leads still coming in.
“We will find out, we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice,” the President said Tuesday.
Flags across the country are now ordered at half staff, honoring those whose lives were changed due to the tragic events.
Boston University grad student Lingzi Lu was the third victim of Monday's attacks.
Lu's father released this statement to ABC News on Wednesday:
"This is an extremely painful time for our family. We don't think they can handle it. Every time we speak about this it is like a dagger in our hearts."
Lu was a mathematics and statistics student.