DANVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A 49-year-old hospital employee was shot and killed in Montour County last month, and now the community is stepping up to help her family in any way they can.

Vikki Wetzel had many roles in her life being a single mother of 3, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and hard worker at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Her life tragically ended after she was shot and killed in the medical center employee parking lot while leaving her shift on December 30th.

The hospital went under lockdown at 5:00 p.m. as police investigated what happened.

45 minutes later first responders were called to the scene of a crash in Columbia County where 48-year-old David Morgan was found dead ejected from his vehicle.

Columbia County Coroner Jeremy Reese stated Morgan who was later named the suspect in the Geisinger shooting died by shooting himself prior to the crash.

Wetzel’s tragic murder sent shockwaves throughout the community leading to a fundraiser for her children.

The GoFundMe skyrocketed past the set goal with more than 16-thousand dollars donated.

Eyewitness news spoke to her family who did not want to go on-camera but wanted to share a message about the legacy she left.

“Vikki meant a great deal to many. She was a single mother of 3, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend… At the time of her death, Vikki was the sole provider for two teenagers. Our family is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received thus far.”

Family of Vikki Wentzel

If you’re interested in donating to Vikki’s children, you can do so on their GoFundMe page.