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FSU Shooting Victim Ahmed To Return To Tallahassee


Nearly three months after a gunman opened fire on Florida State University’s campus, one of the people injured is coming back.

Three people were shot by gunman Myron May in November, but Ronny Ahmed was the most seriously injured. He was struck three times and is likely paralyzed from the waist down. He’s being treated at an Atlanta rehabilitation facility. Florida State University President John Thrasher says Ahmed will return to Tallahassee February 15th.

 “One of my goals, if I have any at all left after all the other things…is to see that man graduate from Florida State University. He's a junior in engineering and I think we will accomplish that."

An online fundraising campaign for Ahmed has generated more than $200,000.  Thrasher announced Ahmed’s return while speaking to the Economic Club of Florida.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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