Kopf was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Investigators had relayed as much to the media as well. However, as she was kept on life support so her organs could be donated, she squeezed her mother's hand.
“She is alive and she’s fighting for her life,” her mother Vicki Kopf, told FOX 17. “I want everyone to understand that Abigail is strong and she is a vibrant, beautiful young lady that didn’t deserve this. Nor did her grandmother and those other victims.”
Eight people were shot and six people killed at three locations around the city during the rampage Feb. 20.