New York Giants safety Nat Berhe hails from San Bernadino, Calif., miles away from Wednesday's horrific mass shooting at a nonprofit organization for people with disabilities. On Thursday, the 24-year-old sent messages on Twitter, revealing that his cousin was one of the 14 people killed.
Just got word that one of my cousins was among the 14 killed yesterday, I'm so sick right now.
The defensive back was drafted in the fifth round by the Giants in 2014 out of San Diego State. He's currently on the season-ending IR after suffering a calf injury in training camp that required surgery to remove a blood clot.
The shooting occurred at a holiday party for county health workers. Seventeen people were injured in addition to the 14 left dead.
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San Bernardino shooting victims
Cousin of NY Giants safety among those killed in San Bernadino shooting
RIALTO, CA. -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015 -- Ryan Reyes, 32, holds a photograph of he and Daniel Kaufman, right, his boyfriend of three years who was confirmed as one of the victims of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center that left 14 people dead. Reyes had waited all night for word of his fate but found via phone call at about 10:30 A.M. on Thursday. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
RIALTO, CA. -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015 -- Ryan Reyes, 32, left, is consoled by his mother Patricia Reyes after finding out his boyfriend of three years, Daniel Kaufman, 42, was one of those killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center that left 14 people dead. Reyes had waited all night for word of his fate but found via phone call at about 10:30 A.M. on Thursday. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Robert Adams. Husband to Summer. Father to Savannah. Described as "Remarkable and Ch.... https://t.co/mzM58oTZR7 https://t.co/liGssm0UPJ
My cousin's name is Isaac Amanios and he was a great human being. Thoughts and prayers are with my family back in CA.
RIP #Assyrian Bennetta BetBadal, who lost her life in yesterday's massacre in California. We can't escape. https://t.co/uqCRGSqKco
Sierra Clayborn, 27, a county Environmental Health Specialist. Had a biochemistry degree and a promising future. https://t.co/v5l3AfTTRy
Juan Espinoza's family says health inspector loved his job and also trained Syed Farook with restaurant inspections. https://t.co/zstLbjG1lX