Jessica's final Tweet was 'the movie doesn't start for twenty minutes'
Relatives confirm that a San Antonio woman and former student at UTSA was killed in this morning's mass shooting at the movie theater in Colorado, 1200 WOAI news has learned.
The mother of Jessica Ghawi, who used the name Jessica Redfield professionally, confirms that she has been told that her daughter is one of 14 people killed when a man opened fire in a theater showing the film 'The Dark Knight' in Aurora Colorado.
Jessica's last tweets on her Twitter account included this comment: "Of course we're seeing Dark Knight, red headed Texan spitfires, people should never argue with me. Maybe I should get in on those NHL talks."
Later she tweeted 'the movie doesn't start for twenty minutes.' That was her last tweet.
Jessica was a budding broadcaster who worked as an intern for talk show host Mike Taylor at Ticket 760 Sportsradio.
"She really loved the media and she really wanted to be in it," Taylor said. "She would have been in the business for a long time."
Taylor said Jessica interned for him in 2010, and was working in Colorado as part of the radio and TV team for the Colorado Avalanche NHL franchise.
"Great kid, hard worker, she worked and she had a lot of friends," Taylor recalled. "A typical young college kid, but she knew what she wanted to do in life, she wanted to work in media in some capacity. She had what it took. She would have been very successful."
Early reports indicate that a lone gunman wearing body armor and a SWAT team helmet released tear gas into the theater, and then opened fire. About fifty people were wounded.