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Kalamazoo shooting victim praised at church, gets cash gift


A survivor of a series of shootings in southwestern Michigan that killed six people has been honored at a church with prayer, praise and $19,200.

Tiana Carruthers cried as she appeared in a wheelchair Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church in Kalamazoo. WOOD-TV says she called them "tears of joy."

Carruthers was one of two people injured during the shootings in the Kalamazoo area Feb. 20.

Authorities have said she shielded children from danger during the attack.

The 25-year-old Carruthers suffered broken fingers and thigh bones and has a bullet lodged in her liver. She says she just wants to walk and move her arm.

She says, "I'm getting there."

The money for Carruthers was mostly raised at a concert.

She says the community's support "just warms me up."

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