Kalamazoo teen shooting victim walking

The Detroit News

A teen who was injured during the Kalamazoo shootings that killed six people in February now is walking.

Abigail Kopf, 14, was strolling through a hallway at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, according to a Facebook page set up by her family.

The page, named Abbie Kopf's Recovery, will show video of her walk and other parts of her recovery, said the family.

In the video, she waves to the camera and says “hi,” according to the Facebook page.

Kopf has progressed in other ways, the family said on the Facebook page.

She’s now able to eat soft foods, and recently went out to eat, said the family.

She also is relearning many basic things, such as talking and moving her hands and arms.

Her parents said her short-term memory also has shown some improvement.

Kopf must wear a helmet to protect her head, which was injured in the shooting. Jason Dalton has been charged.

Police said Dalton, a part-time Uber driver, killed six people during a series of shootings in February. He later blamed the shootings on an Uber app.

Support for Kopf continues to arrive daily since the shooting, said her family. She has received cards, blankets and books.