One of the victims killed in the Aurora theater shootings was a sportswriter and television hopeful named Jessica Ghawi. Ghawi, who went by Jessica Redfield in her journalism as an homage to her grandmother, was also present at the Eaton Center mall shooting in Toronto, about which she wrote this blog post — the final addition to her personal site before last night. (She described herself: "I specialize in sports media and snark. Not your typical sarcastic feisty redhead attempting to perfect the trifecta of class, sass, and crass. Yankee born, Texas raised, Colorado blooming.")
Ghawi, originally from San Antonio, had recently moved to Colorado to pursue her dreams of being a sportscaster. (She adopted the persona of "Pucktress" for her work at the site Busted Coverage.) Before the shooting, her last tweets were about going to see the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight.
After her death, there's been a profound outpouring of support and admiration for Redfield from other sportswriters on Twitter.
And Jesse Spector, a friend of Jessica's and the recipient of her last tweet, just wrote a touching remembrance for the Sporting News.