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Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting


Jessica Ghawi known professionally and on Twitter as Jessica Redfield, an aspiring sports blogger, was one of those killed. She had moved to Colorado from San Antonio only a year ago. Earlier in June, after having narrowly escaped an irrational shooting at a mall in Toronto, Canada, she wrote this article “Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting,” a foreboding of what was to come.

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A Run On of Thoughts

I can’t get this odd feeling out of my 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. 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.

What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushi and shop, ended up as a day that has forever changed my life. I was on a mission to eat sushi that day, and when I’m on a mission, nothing will deter me. When I arrived at the Eaton Center mall, I walked down to the food court and spotted a sushi restaurant. Instead of walking in, sitting…

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Jessica Redfield, an aspiring sports blogger, victim of an irrational killer.


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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At the Century 16 Theater situated in the Town Center Mall, Aurora, Colorado during the midnight premiere of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” a gunman (James Eagan Holmes ) opened fire, shooting indiscriminately. The gunman entered the theater about 20 to 30 minutes after the show started, setting off smoke bombs and running up and down the aisles firing as many as four weapons at viewers.

12 people were killed and as many as 50 people were injured including members of the U.S. military. Police said 10 victims died inside the theater, while dozens of others were taken to local hospitals, including a 6 years old child.

Jessica Ghawi known professionally and on Twitter as Jessica Redfield, an aspiring sports blogger, was one of those killed. She had moved to Colorado from San Antonio only a year ago.

She was a person full of zest and very friendly as could be seen in the conversations she had on Twitter. The above photo is from Twitter.

Earlier in June, after having narrowly escaped an irrational shooting at a mall in Toronto, Canada, she wrote the article “Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting,” a foreboding of what was to come.

The following is the last Twitter conversation Jessica had with a friend on the night she was killed.

19 July 2012 

Jessica Redfield

10:30 pm Jessica Redfield:  you aren’t seeing it tonight?!

10:32 pm jessespector: Nope.

10:33 pm Jessica Redfield: psh. Loser!

10:35 pm  jessespector: Which is why you’re tweeting now and not at the movie?

10:37 pm Jessica Redfield: MOVIE DOESN’T START FOR 20 MINUTES

10:39 pm  jessespector: A real fan would be in a better time zone.

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