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Family speaks out on loved one killed in supermarket shooting

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20-year-old Krystle Dikes 20-year-old Krystle Dikes
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Family members say the youngest victim in this weeks deadly grocery store shooting in Elkhart, Indiana loved children and wanted to open a daycare.

Krystle Dikes was stocking shelves at martin's when a customer walked in and started shooting. Dikes family says that gunman created a whole in their hearts that will never be filled.

"They say time heals all wounds, this is a wound that will never be healed…" said step-mom Charlotte Dikes. "…there's a void in our hearts and minds that will remain forever."

There are heavy hearts for the loved ones of 20-year-old Krystle Dikes. Her father Shaun Dikes says that she recently moved back to Elkhart, Indiana, got a job and started dating.

"Krystle had a big heart, a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh," said Shaun.

The grocery store where his daughter worked opened for business Friday morning.

A sign asking for prayers and remembrance stands near the edge of the parking lot, along with teddy bears, candles and flowers honoring the victims who died in the aisles of Martin's.

Police say Shawn Bair, the 22-year old gunman, walked into the store Wednesday evening with a handgun. He killed two people---a shopper, Rachelle Godfread and employee Krystle Dikes.

"There's no one like Krystle, and there never will be. I always told her that she was a Krystle Dikes original," said her mom Juanita Whitacre.

"If you lay your head down tonight--and you hear the angels singing louder and dancing harder---it's because of Krystle, because she's up there teaching them new moves," said her step-father David Whitacre.

Visitation and funeral services for Krystle Dikes will be Tuesday and Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Bristol, Indiana.

Also, police are still talking to family and friends of the alleged gunman, who was killed inside the store. They're trying to determine a motive for Shawn Bair's shooting rampage.

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