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Hospitalized UNCC shooting victim tweets his thanks, reports greatly improved health

UNCC shooting victim, Drew Pescaro takes his first steps in the hospital

Drew Pescaro was wounded in a shooting at UNCC. After 13 days in the hospital, he posted a video of his first steps without a walker.
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Drew Pescaro was wounded in a shooting at UNCC. After 13 days in the hospital, he posted a video of his first steps without a walker.

UNC Charlotte shooting victim Drew Pescaro, who was rehospitalized to treat infection from his injuries, declared in a tweet Friday that he was “in my best condition yet” after four days at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

“Everything is returning to normal but will be getting some blood today,” the student from Apex tweeted with a thumbs-up emoji. “The fight continues @ Duke University Hospital.”

Students Reed Parlier, 19, of Midland, and Riley Howell, 21, of Waynesville, died when a gunman opened fire in their classroom in the Kennedy building on April 30.

Pescaro, 19, was among four students injured in the shooting. Students Rami Al-Ramadhan, of Saihat, Saudia Arabia, and Sean DeHart, of Apex, both 20, were previously released from the hospital.

Student Emily Houpt, 23, of Charlotte, the only graduating senior who was injured, received her diploma first during May 11 commencement exercises.

The 22-year-old suspect, former student Trystan Andrew Terrell, remains jailed on murder and other charges.

Pescaro was discharged on Monday from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte but was rehospitalized in Durham to fight infection, he tweeted Wednesday.

Then came Friday morning’s tweet telling his 1,259 followers how much he’d improved.

In a separate tweet that morning, he expressed how “very appreciative” he was of all those involved in a Brews for Drew fundraiser at Raleigh Brewing Co. “I appreciate all of the support and my family does as well.”

On April 30, 2019 a shooter killed UNCC students Riley Howell and Ellis Reed Parlier. Drew Pescaro, Sean DeHart, Rami Al-Ramadhan and Emily Houpt were all injured.

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