Baton Rouge teen shot in Colorado movie theater massacre

Baton Rouge teen shot in Colorado movie theater massacre
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POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 10:43am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:47am

A friend of the family has told NBC33 News a Baton Rouge woman was shot in last night's movie theater shooting in Colorado.

Bonnie Kate Pourciau, 18, was shot in the knee, but survived. We're told her family is on the way to Colorado.

"We wish to thank our many family and friends as well as many others from the community for their expressions of support and concern for our daughter, as well as the many prayers that have been, and continue to be made on Bonnie Kate's behalf," reads a statement released by her family. "Her injuries, while serious, are not life-threatening, and the early indicators from her surgery have been encouraging. We would appreciate, as much as possible, being given the time and space to deal with the trauma of what has happened and would ask that people please respect our need for privacy. As a Christian family we are trusting the Lord to guide us through this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers also go out to all the families and communities that are affected by this tragedy."

Stay with NBC33 News and nbc33tv.com for more information as it becomes available.

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