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Colorado Shooting Victim Narrowly Escaped Toronto Shooting

By on 7.20.12 | 3:57PM

Jessica Ghawi, one of the twelve people killed by a gunman at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado this morning, narrowly escaped being a shooting victim last month during a visit to Toronto.

You may recall that two people were killed and half a dozen people were injured during a shooting at the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto.

In her blog, Ghawi had been in the food court shortly before the shooting began. She had wanted sushi but at the last minute had a burger and poutine instead. Ghawi wrote, "An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowningly 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."

We will never know if Ghawi had that weird feeling again this morning. If she did this time she could not escape to safety.

Ghawi had recently moved to Colorado from Texas to pursue a career in sports journalism.

There but for the grace of God.

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