Aurora theater shooting at The Dark Knight Rises: Jessica Ghawi, radio intern, ID'd as victim
Update: Family members and friends on Twitter are identifying one of the victims of the shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises as Jessica Ghawi, a 104.3 The Fan intern who tweeted under the name Jessica Redfield.
Chillingly, her last Twitter messages are from the theater where she is said to have died.
Here's one tweet from yesterday:
Of course we're seeing Dark Knight.Redheaded Texan spitfire, people should never argue with me.Maybe I should get in on those NHL talks...— Jessica Redfield (@JessicaRedfield) July 20, 2012
That's followed by this conversation with a friend:
And there's this from another heartsick pal:
This is the photo Tejeda tweeted:
According to the KENS-TV, Ghawi is originally from San Antonio. The station accessed a number of photos from her Facebook page, which appears to have been pulled down. Here are a handful of the shots.
Adding to the shock of Ghawi's death is this bizarre coincidence: She was present at a Toronto mall shooting in early June at which one person was killed and seven wounded. Her final blog post is her moving description of that experience, including the following passage:
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. 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.
Note: We've updated this post with confirmation that Ghawi was an intern for 104.3 The Fan, whose Facebook page features responses from listeners and staffers.
Below, read Jessica Ghawi's entire post about the Toronto mall shooting, followed by our previous coverage.