Danforth shooting survivor says she s choosing not to be a victim
|CTVnews 20 Jul 2019 at 09:38|
But then she fell in love, enrolled in nursing school and felt she was finally on her way -- until a summer night last year when a disturbed man went on a shooting spree in Toronto s Greektown and a bullet tore through her body.
"Not now," she thought as she lay on the ground in a pool of blood. "My life is not over."
Kane, 32, was one of 13 people wounded in the July 22, 2018 rampage that left two dead -- Reese Fallon, 18, and Julianna Kozis, 10 -- and shocked the city.
That night Kane and her partner, Jerry Pinksen, were celebrating a friend s birthday on a restaurant patio on Danforth Avenue when they heard what sounded like fireworks. A waitress urged everyone to go inside because there was a shooter on the loose. Kane was incredulous, but she took her glass of wine and followed Pinksen inside.
"We were safe," she said in a recent interview.
Another patron said there was a victim outside, so Pinksen, an emergency department nurse, rushed out to help. Kane pulled on his arm, briefly worried about his safety, then decided to join him.