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Fatal shooting in San Diego has Utah connection

SAN DIEGO (ABC 4 Utah) – We're learning a fatal shooting in San Diego now has ties to Utah. A man and woman both shot on Christmas Eve previously went to school in Provo. ABC 4 Utah spoke with a friend in Utah, who's still in a sense of shock.
SAN DIEGO (ABC 4 Utah) – We're learning a fatal shooting in San Diego now has ties to Utah. A man and woman both shot on Christmas Eve previously went to school in Provo. ABC 4 Utah spoke with a friend in Utah, who's still in a sense of shock.

From what the family friend is saying the man and woman who were shot in California, both went to the Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo. The woman is dead, and her fiancé, whose brother was the other person shot, that man is missing. As you can imagine it's all been devastating for family, friends.

"Gianni, if you're watching this or if anyone knows where our brother Gianni might be, please, we need him to come home,” said a sister of Gianni Belvedere, via 10News in San Diego.

Right now a family is pleading for help.

“We love you and miss you very much, mom and dad need you more than ever," she said.

Their brother and son Gianni Belvedere has been missing since Christmas Eve. He's seen in a missing persons’ photo along with a photo of a car with a Utah license plate. That same day, Gianni's fiancé 22-year old Ilona Flint who also goes by the last name Gregorievna, was shot and killed in another car with a Utah license plate as it was parked at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall in the San Diego area. Gianni's brother, Sal, was with her. Both had gun shot wounds to the head. Sal is now in critical condition. So far police don't know if Gianni played a role in the shootings.

"As of this juncture, we still do not know a motive on why this occurred," said Lt. Mike Hastings, Homicide Unit, San Diego Police Dept, via 10News in San Diego.

Those who know Gianni, Ilona and Sal said the shooting comes as a shock. Danielle King said she went to school in Provo with all three of them when the family lived in Utah. She just can't believe it.

"I think for everyone it really just feels like a dream, 'cuz they were just really special people and it just doesn't seem real though like this sort of thing," said Danielle King, friend of Ilona Flint.

While the family is searching for answers in California, their friend in Utah is looking for them too.

"It just doesn't make any sense," said King.

According to 10News in San Diego, police think Gianni may be driving a dark green 2004 Toyota Camry with Utah license plate B15-4VZ. Anyone with information is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit -- Adult Missing Persons Section at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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