KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage survivors was surprised Sunday with a special gift from the community that has embraced her in the midst of the tragedy.
Tiana Carruthers was the first victim shot on what became a night the city of Kalamazoo will never forget.
Sunday members of the community brought her to tears when they presented her with a big check for thousands of dollars. Galilee Baptist Church and the community raised $19,000 for the woman.
Carruthers was overwhelmed and visibly moved by the generous donation.
The Kalamazoo rampage survivor is still unable to walk following the deadly shootings.
Carruthers was the first person shot during the deadly shooting spree in February.
The 25-year-old was standing with children outside a townhouse complex when she was shot repeatedly.
Carruthers is credited with shielding kids from the shooter.
Jason Dalton, 45, is charged with killing six people and injuring two others. The Uber driver appeared to shoot people at random.
In the weeks since the deadly shooting, the church and community rallied behind Carruthers.
A few weeks after she was shot they held a benefit concert in her honor.