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'Batman' Massacre

Victim Had Avoided

Mall Shooting Last Month

7/20/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Redfield
One of the 12 people shot and killed in the "Dark Knight Rises" massacre in Colorado this morning had narrowly avoided a shooting spree in a Toronto mall last month.

Jessica Redfield -- who was an aspiring sportscaster -- posted a blog entry on June 5, detailing how she left the mall minutes before a gunman opened fire inside the food court.

On her blog, "A Run of Thoughts," Redfield says she initially wanted to get sushi ... but changed her mind at the last minute and got a "greasy burger" instead. The time on her receipt read 6:20 PM.

Redfield says, for no apparent reason, she decided to go outside and get some fresh air.

At 6:23 ... gunfire rang out inside the food court. One person was killed.

Jessica had written, "Had I had sushi, I would’ve been in the same place where one of the victims was found."

Last night, Redfield tweeted about how excited she was to see the new Batman movie ... and jokingly bragged about having to "coerce a guy" into accompanying her to the midnight showing.

Redfield posted her last tweet right before the flick ... writing, "MOVIE DOESN'T START FOR 20 MINUTES."

Due to the deranged actions of a 24-year-old psychopath, it was Redfield's final tweet.

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Pookie    

RIP Sweet Pea.

24 is too young to leave this earth.

722 days ago
17.

CLINT    

With all of the references about Final Destination, this a sober reminder that there are so many nut cases out there, and that this is not a movie. There is no plot or moral to this story. There is no reason for a horrendous crime like this. This will effect so many people on many levels and will be a constant reminder of the horrors that are around every corner. I hope they hang the killer of these innocent people. He is a sick nut who doesn't belong on this planet and will get no sympathy. God bless the people who were killed or injured, and to those who will live with this for the rest of their lives.

722 days ago
18.

Steve    

what is a 3 month old doing at a mid nite showing of Batman?

722 days ago
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Just Karen    

So very, very sad. You hear about this, people barely avoid one car accident one day, only to get killed in another accident a few days later. They say when your number is up, it's up. I never believed that, but now I'm starting to.
Prayers to all the victims and their families.

722 days ago
20.

Lisa    

Okay, I doubt she would have been shot in the Toronto mall. Only two person were shot (one who died) and they were both gang members known to the shooter who was in a gang. She exaggerated a bit and I don't believe Final Destination applies here.
Regardless, rest in peace. Very sad

722 days ago
21.

wrx7182    

what are the odds of being in 2 shootings one month appart in different countries. Sad, she died for nothing. 11 hours ago this girl was alive. The shooter deserves the death penalty.

722 days ago
22.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Dang, she's a cutie too. Heaven must've needed her bad to not be able to escape this one.

722 days ago
23.

LisaL    

So so sad.
I feel so terribly bad for everyone there. Something as innocent as going to see a movie and having some crazy psycho coming in and ruining/changing their lives forever.
I hope the psycho burns.

722 days ago
24.

kerrplunk    

So sad. RIP

722 days ago
25.

Gen    

Please get the facts straight, 2 people died from the Toronto mall shooting, not just one.

722 days ago
26.

Arcadia Rink    

Jessica Redfield - RIP Sweet Angel

722 days ago
27.

Wayne Merry    

Unfortunately we will see an increase in attaches like this in America on public areas. Shopping centers are a prime target because they are not as well policed as our airports. The trend is already very evident in other countries so people please be aware and on your guard when you are out in public. I am the owner of Amber Alert Kiosk Systems and was brushed off by Simon malls when I approached them about my life saving systems.

722 days ago
28.

susan    

Isn't this some crap about the gunmen~Holmes was wearing a bulletproof vest, riot helmet and a gas mask when he entered the Century 16 Movie He comes in with protection.. and we the people are not.. WOW. When does this STOP? Rest in Peace.. Prayers to Jessica's family. So sorry for your loss..

722 days ago
29.

LK    

WOW FREAKY SAD RIP

722 days ago
30.

LK    

LOOK WHO CARES WHAT HAPPENED I TORONTO SHE DEAD NOW RIP

722 days ago
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