Aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi had been tweeting about going to see The Dark Knight Rises throughout the day on Thursday. Never thought I'd have to coerce a guy into seeing the midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' with me, she wrote, and 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 ...
The Daily Mail reported that Ghawi had avoided another shooting, only weeks ago, in the Eaton Mall, located in Toronto. On her personal blog, Ghawi wrote Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.
Friends and family of Ghawi have taken to Twitter, writing posts about her tragic death.
Spector wrote in a blog on Sporting News about losing his close friend.
There's no way to make sense of what happened on the large scale, and it's even harder to process on the small scale -- the sudden death of a friend, Spector wrote. He also spoke of their last interaction before the massacre, saying It was pure silliness, sharply sarcastic and it made me smile. Only now, her shout of MOVIE DOESN'T START FOR 20 MINUTES is just haunting.
Her brother Jordan wrote: It appears that my sister has been fatally wounded in a mass shooting at a movie premiere in Denver, CO.
Natalie Tejeda posted: My friend Jessie Ghawi was killed in the Aurora Shooting -- she was an aspiring sportscaster -- she will be missed.
Busted Coverage, the site Ghawi wrote for, posted the article Jessica Redfield Will Be Missed.
The difference this morning is that one of our friends, and a former BC writer, was one of those killed. Jessica Ghawi (Redfield), 24, was an aspiring sportscaster, writer and a sports fanatic, wrote Busted Coverage writer, Jay Koot. Jessica was headed for big things in life. She could write, had a huge personality and possessed that Texan drive that was going to eventually pay off with a great career in hockey.