SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12 News has confirmed that a woman who recently moved from San Antonio to Denver was killed during the mass shooting at a Colorado theater Friday morning.
The parents of Jessica Ghawi informed KSAT of her death over the phone around 5 a.m.
They say she moved to the Denver area about a year ago. Some of Ghawi's family members are en route to Colorado.
KSAT has also learned a friend visiting Ghawi, Brent Lowak, 27 of Bulverde, was wounded in the shooting. Lowak's mother told KSAT 12 News that he underwent surgery but was expected to recover. Lowak's mother told KSAT 12 News that her son told her he saw tear gas and then heard gunfire. Lowak had originally planned to return to San Antonio on Saturday.
This wasn't the first time that Ghawi had been involved in a shooting. In June, she narrowly escaped a shooting in a mall in Toronto. She blogged about the incident, which you can read about here.
Nate Lundy, program director at the radio station in Denver where Ghawi interned said, "Jessica was a wonderful person with a beautiful soul. She was an aspiring sportscaster who had moved to Denver to pursue her dream and was well on her way. She interned here at The Fan, and as an avid hockey fan she was excited to cover the Colorado Avalanche on behalf of the station. She will be missed by anyone who had the chance to spend time with her and her infectious personality. My thoughts and prayers are with her family."
Ghawi also interned at the Ticket 760 and KABB-TV in San Antonio prior to moving to Colorado.