Woman who died in Colo. movie rampage narrowly escaped being shot last month
A woman who died in the movie theater shooting in Denver had previously escaped a shooting at a mall in Toronto in June, saying an “odd feeling” compelled her to leave the shopping center, she wrote in a blog post about the experience.
Jessica Ghawi had recently moved from San Antonio to Denver, kens5.com reported. An aspiring sportscaster, she had gone to see the movie “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises,” with a friend from Texas who was injured in the shooting, the television station reported.
Ghawi (who wrote under the name Jessica Redfield) said on her blog that she was visiting Toronto in June and stopped by a popular shopping mall to get something to eat when she got an “odd feeling” in her chest.
“This empty, almost sickening feeling won’t go away. I noticed this feeling when I was in the Eaton Center in Toronto just seconds before someone opened fire in the food court,” she wrote in her blog. “An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowingly out of harm‘s way. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around how a weird feeling saved me from being in the middle of a deadly shooting.”
(CNN) -- The father of Jessica Ghawi anxiously awaited news Friday about the fate of his daughter, an aspiring Colorado sports reporter who's believed dead following a theater shooting in Colorado early Friday morning.
"I'm sending my son to Denver to confirm what's happened," said Nick Ghawi, fearing that reports of her death are true. She was in a movie multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora when a gunman burst in and began shooting, leaving 12 people dead and 38 injured.