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14-Year-Old Kalamazoo Survivor Is Recovering After Mass Shooting

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The 14-year-old Michigan girl who was shot in the head and nearly died in the Kalamazoo shootings is now breathing on her own, her mother said.

Abigail Kopf’s ventilator was removed on Sunday, and she was able to wipe her own face, her mother, Vickie Kopf wrote on Facebook. The update comes more than a week after a gunman killed six people and wounded two others at random.

Authorities initially believed the teenager had been killed after she and four other people were shot outside a restaurant on Feb. 20. Her parents were making organ donor arrangements when Abigail miraculously squeezed her mother’s hand, according to the CBS News. Last week, Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz told the AP that the girl later gave her doctor two thumbs up. “It’s a glimmer of hope in this otherwise tragic situation,” he said at the time.

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