Conditions of 2 Kalamazoo-area shooting victims upgraded

Officials say the conditions of two people who survived a series of random shootings in the Kalamazoo area have been upgraded to fair.

The condition of a 14-year-old girl is improving, more than a week after she survived a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan. Vickie Kopf posted an update about her daughter on Facebook. She says Abigail Kopf’s ventilator was removed Sunday and that she’s breathing on her own.
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Officials say the conditions of two people who survived a series of random shootings in the Kalamazoo area have been upgraded to fair.

Tiana Carruthers and 14-year-old Abigail Kopf remained in a Kalamazoo hospital on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Carruthers was shot outside an apartment complex on Feb. 20, the first in a series of victims that day. Abigail was shot in a restaurant parking lot.

Authorities say Carruthers sensed trouble when the gunman drove up and told children who were on a playground outside the apartment complex to run to a nearby home.

Six people were killed – four outside the restaurant and two at a car dealership. Jason Dalton has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

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