Mall shooting survivor Jessica Ghawi killed in Colorado theater - New York News

Mall shooting survivor Jessica Ghawi killed in Colorado theater

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A young woman who escaped the June 2 shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre Mall that left one dead was gunned down at the midnight screening of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado.

A friend who was with her says she was shot in the leg, and then shot in the head.

Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster, had been Tweeting about the movie and conversing with Jesse Spector, a national hockey writer for Sporting News.

"The thing that stood out to me most about Jessica was how sharp-witted she was, and funny at that," Spector told People.com after learning of her death. "She had such a bright future in this business, because people like that find a way to succeed."

Last month, Ghawi wrote on her blog about narrowly avoiding the June 2 shooting that killed 24-year old Ahmed Hassan.

"I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change," she wrote. "I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing."

Ghawi's final tweet before the Aurora shootings stated in all capital letters, "movie doesn't start for 20 minutes."

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