Friday, December 6, 2013
Los Angeles Times
AURORA, Colo. - The critically injured mother of the 6-year-old girl killed in the movie theater shootings has had a miscarriage as a result of her injuries, her family said in a statement released by a spokesman.
Ashley Moser, 25, was among the 58 wounded during the July 20 shootings in an Aurora theater. Her daughter was one of the dozen people killed.
Moser, who had been preparing to start nursing school, was shot in the neck and abdomen, relatives said. She underwent additional surgery for her injuries on Saturday morning, Moser's family said in the statement.
"Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage," the statement said.
Moser's 6-year-old daughter, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, was also shot and died on the operating table, according to relatives. She was the youngest shooting victim.
Earlier this week, another shooting victim, whose husband was shot in the face during the attack, delivered a healthy baby.
Katie Medley, 21, gave birth to baby Hugo Jackson Medley on Tuesday at the University of Colorado Hospital as her husband, Caleb Medley, 23, a Walmart employee, remained at the hospital in a medically induced coma.
Shooting suspect James Holmes, 24, is due in court Monday morning.