Mass shooting survivor talks surviving grief after 12 years

Mass shooting survivor talks surviving grief after 12 years
4 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 07 2019 Aug 7, 2019 August 07, 2019 11:07 PM August 07, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman has come forward to talk about struggling with grief after surviving a mass shooting and losing her teenage daughter 12 years ago.

KUTV-TV reported Tuesday that Carolyn Tuft, 56, survived the 2007 mass shooting at Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City and has been slowly dying from lead poisoning after a shotgun left 300 pellets in her body.

Officials say Tuft lost her 15-year-old daughter Kirsten Hinckley in the shooting that killed five and wounded four, including her daughter.

Officials say Tuft was shot multiple times while she was shopping for Valentine's Day cards with her daughter.

Tuft says she knows how hard the journey is going to be for those who survived the two mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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