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Woman survives Toronto shooting only to die in Aurora

Roger Ebert has an opinion piece in the NYT about gun control in relation to the recent public shootings in Toronto and Aurora. In it, he describes a close call by one of the Eaton Centre mall patrons:

Immediately after a shooting last month in the food court of the Eaton Centre mall in Toronto, a young woman named Jessica Ghawi posted a blog entry. Three minutes before a gunman opened fire, she had been seated at the exact place he fired from.

“I was shown how fragile life was,” she wrote. “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.”

This same woman was one of the fatalities at the midnight screening in Aurora. The circle of madness is closing.

I added the last link, because when I read this I really couldn’t believe it was true so I went searching for proof.  Crazy, but true.

Just before the movie started she was having a public twitter conversation with a friend and her last tweet was “MOVIE DOESN’T START FOR 20 MINUTES.”