One of the students shot last week at Florida State University is paralyzed.
Farhan Ahmed was shot three times in front of the Strozier Library last Thursday. He was one of three people injured by a gunman. Ahmed's sister, Farhana Ahmed spoke on behalf of the family in an update on her brother’s condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Monday.
"He immediately knew something was wrong because one of the first bullets struck his spine and has left him paralyzed from the waist down. But despite his injuries he’s alive and we’re so grateful he’s here with us," she says.
Ahmed was hit in the chest, arm and spine, and has been paralyzed from the waist down. He’s still at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and doctors don’t expect him to walk again.
Ahmed’s friends are trying to raise $150,000 to help cover medical expenses and long-term care. Donations are being accepted at the website youcaring.com. Two other people were also shot—one was treated on the scene and released, the other was released from the hospital Friday night.
The gunman, Myron May, was an FSU alumnus and attorney who had recently returned to North Florida from Texas where he graduated from Texas Tech’s law school in 2009. Local law enforcement officials say May was in a mental health crisis and had been reporting he was being targeted by the government. He was killed by Florida State and Tallahassee Police in a shootout.