Victim in Colorado Theater Shootings from Lansing

By: WILX
By: WILX

One of the 12 killed in the shootings at a Aurora, Colorado movie theater was Jessica Ghawi of Lansing.

It is confirmed on the Malesich and Shirey Funeral Home website she was born in Lansing in 1987, although she spent most of her life in Texas.

She was an aspiring sports journalist.

She narrowly escaped a rampage in Toronto last month when a gunman killed two people and wounded six others in a shopping mall.

Ghawi attended the screening of the movie with her friend, Brent Lowak, and had been tweeting about the movie minutes before it began.

Ghawi was a big fan of the social media giant, twitter. Her boyfriend and brother started a campaign on Friday to get her name trending with the hash tag #RipJessica.


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  • by Sushi48 on Jul 22, 2012 at 08:20 PM
    I just wish it would stop being "all about Jessica". She was NOT the only one who died in the shooting at the theatre. Let's remember ALL who died and their families as they get through this un-imaginable grief.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Jul 22, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    Really she was born here. I think WILX is searching a little too hard to have a connection with a terrible tragedy.
  • by Elsie Greene Location: DeWitt on Jul 22, 2012 at 07:15 AM
    My condolences to the family of Jessica Ghawi and others that endured this tragedy.
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