The death of Jessica Ghawi, who was also known as Jessica Redfield, was a "complete and utter shock," said her brother, Jordan Ghawi.
The young girl was among the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded Colorado theater, set off gas canisters and opened fire as spectators dove for cover. Dozens of others were injured, including the 25 year old Ashley Moser and 10 others in critical condition as of Friday night. The oldest victim was 51 year old Gordon Cowden.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said Friday evening that 10 victims died at the theater and two others later died from their injuries.
On Saturday morning, parents of John Larimer released a statement that Navy officials notified them about midnight that their 27 year old son was one of the 12 killed.
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For Alex Sullivan, it was to be a weekend of fun: He planned to ring in his 27th birthday with friends at the special midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and then celebrate his first wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Ghawi blogged at length about surviving the Eaton Centre mall shooting in Toronto that killed two people and sent several others to the hospital.
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An Air Force reservist who worked at Buckley also was among the victims killed. Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, was a cyber systems operator, the Air Force said in a statement. Another reservist was treated and released after also being wounded in the shootings.
"He was a very, very good young man," said Sullivan's uncle, Joe Loewenguth. "He always had a smile, always made you laugh. He had a little bit of comic in him. Witty, smart. He was loving, had a big heart."
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Rob Scott of Dayton, Ohio, said McQuinn died after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother to shield them from the gunfire. Scott's account could not be immediately verified.
saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath."
A blogger and aspiring sports reporter who recently wrote of surviving a Toronto shooting was killed, the woman's brother said.
One of the 12, Matthew McQuinn, has been tentatively identified and is awaiting final identification, Omega Women though his family's attorney confirmed to The Associated Press that McQuinn was among those killed.
The man was then shot, but he continued attending to Jessica Ghawi's wound before he realized she had stopped screaming, Jordan Ghawi stated. The man said Jessica Ghawi had been shot in the head.
Jordan Ghawi said on his website that a man who was with his sister at the theater described the chaos, saying he and Jessica Ghawi dropped to take cover when the gunman first started shooting. Jessica Ghawi was shot in the leg, her brother wrote, describing details relayed to him by a man identified on the blog only as a mutual friend named Brent.
Jessica Ghawi, 24, moved to Denver from Texas about a year ago and friends and colleagues described her as outgoing, smart and witty.
"I hope this evil act . doesn't shake people's faith in God," she said.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, bullets lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. In her waking moments, she called for her 6 year old daughter Veronica. history.
Micayla Medek, 23, was also among the dead, her father's cousin, Anita Busch, told the Associated Press.
"All she's asking about, of course, is her daughter," said Ashley Moser's aunt Annie Dalton. "She was a vibrant 6 year old. She was excited, she'd just learned how to swim. She was a great little girl, excited about life she should be at 6 years old."
knew about his sister's condition. He also appeared on the NBC "Today" show.
All died of gunshot wounds, according to the release by the Arapahoe County coroner's office.
Busch said the news, while heartbreaking, was a relief for the family after an agonizing day of waiting for news.
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Late Friday, Sullivan's family confirmed that police told them he was among those killed.
The family said that Larimer's brother is working with the Navy to take his body home to Crystal Lake, Ill. Tenth Fleet at Buckley Air Force.
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