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UPDATE: 3:00pm EST

Jordan Ghawi, the brother of Jessica Ghawi described his account of what happened the moment he found out his sister was one of the 12 victims killed by suspected gunman James Holmes at an Aurora, CO movie theater.

In his blog post he wrote the following:

At approximately 0215 CST, I received an hysterical, and almost unintelligible, phone call from my mother stating that my sister, Jessica Ghawi, had been shot while attending the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Denver, CO.

I was able to contact the man that was with my sister, mutual friend Brent, who stated that they were in the theatre when an incendiary device was fired into the crowd and that shots rang out immediately afterwards.

Brent further stated that he took two rounds and that my sister took one round followed by an additional round which appeared to strike her in the head.

At this time, I do not have confirmation that she is alive or dead. Brent has been transported with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital. I am on the next flight out of San Antonio to Denver and have already contact Aurora PD, operating jurisdiction, as next of kin.

SOURCE: Jordan Ghawi


Jessica Ghawi, a San Antonio, TX woman, was among the victims killed at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting early Friday morning. The horrific incident left 12 dead and 50 wounded.

STORY: Dark Knight Massacre! 12 Dead And 50 Wounded At Midnight Screening In Denver!

According to the San Antonio News 5:

Ghawi, who had recently moved from San Antonio to Denver, was killed in the attack, her brother Jordan Ghawi confirmed while on his way to the San Antonio airport to catch a flight to Denver.

Ghawi was attending the premier of the latest Batman movie with long-time friend Brent Lowak, of Bulverde. Lowak was shot at least once, his father confirmed. He is reportedly in surgery.

They were among the 12 people killed while waiting outside a Denver-area movie theater on the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises.

UNder her Twitter handle Jessica Redfield her last tweet was simply: “MOVIE DOESN’T START FOR 20 MINUTES.” 

Only a month ago Ghawi was involved in another shootout at a Eaton Center mall food court. Ghawi wrote about her experience on her personal blog.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jessica’s family during this time. 

SOURCE: News 5