• Final surviving victim of Wilkinsburg mass shooting returns home

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    WILKINSBURG, Pa. - The final surviving victim of the Wilkinsburg mass shooting that left six people, including an unborn child, dead two months ago has returned home from the hospital.
     
    John Ellis was released from the hospital Tuesday and spoke Wednesday with Channel 11 News about his long road to recovery.
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    "I've been in that hospital since March 9, so it felt good to come outside and be home,” he said.
     
    The shooting left Ellis paralyzed.
     
    "For somebody to have evil in them like that, to come do that to somebody's family and just didn't care who was in the backyard,” he said.
     
    Ellis will be getting some help from one of the victim’s mothers, who was presented Wednesday with a $1,000 check from students at the Institute of Medical Careers in Penn Hills. 
     
    Latonya Jackson lost her daughter, Shada Mahone, in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting.
     
    "Anything we can do to help her. Money, clothing, really anything we can do to help her,” student Valerie Fancher said.
     
    Jackson said she’ll share the money with Ellis, who said he’s thankful for her help, especially considering he’s never met her.
     
    "I feel blessed to have people like that in my corner that never met me,” he said.
     
    Ellis told Channel 11 News that he want justice for the victims and their families.
     
    The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has named Robert Thomas and Cheron Shelton as suspects in the shooting. However, neither have been charged.
     
    Both are behind bars, though, on unrelated charges from an incident in 2013.

     

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