Mom: Shooting traumatized my children

Posted at 9:43 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 08:27:10-04

A San Diego mother says the La Jolla shooting Sunday, changed her forever. 10News spoke with many residents Monday, still in utter disbelief after their neighbor, Pete Selis, opened fire at the pool Sunday evening.

One constant theme among the residents: things like this don't happen here.

Irma Telmi, a La Jolla Crossroads resident, was home when the shots broke out.

"Crying just was terrible.  People were screaming.  And then I just heard the police come," she said. "Crying it was terrible.  I'm sure it was just not something you want to see.

Telmi's family lives above the main pool at the apartment complex. Her family heard a party down below and took a look from their balcony. Now - she'll never feel the same way about her home again.

"It's La Jolla, the town where everybody thinks it's safe right? And this happens so it makes you think twice about everything," Telmi said. "I just saw blood everywhere. People screaming and running."

She said she didn't know any of the victims personally, but she feels for them.

"I feel sorry for those family members that have to go through what they have to go through because I don't even know anyone at the pool," she said. "I didn't know anyone but just seeing that I can't imagine what they're going through."

Telmi told 10News Reporter Joe Little that the shooting was so traumatic for her and her family that she took her kids to talk to a professional therapist Monday afternoon.