SHAFAQNA (Shia international Association) — A young mother shot in the neck and stomach during the Colorado massacre was said to be "absolutely devastated" on Sunday night after finally being told of her six-year-old's daughter's death at the hands of gunman James Holmes.
Ashley Moser, 25, was in a critical condition after the shooting and was unaware that her daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan was among the 12 people who lost their lives when Holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday.
As she drifted in and out of consciousness, her family could not bring themselves to say that her daughter had been killed for fear it would worsen her own condition.
Yet despite Miss Moser's serious injuries to her neck and abdomen, which are expected to leave her paralysed, her unborn child is reportedly healthy.
"I don't know how but she still has the baby," her brother Robert Sierra told a the Daily Mail. "It's a miracle as she was shot in the stomach."
Her grandmother Jean Moser told The Daily Telegraph that family members had been told that Ashley's condition was too serious and doctors had warned against telling her news of Veronica's death too early.—www.shafaqna.com/english