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Injured mother of youngest Aurora victim learns of daughter's death

It has also emerged that Ashley Moser (25) is pregnant. Her unborn child survived despite Moser being shot in the throat and abdomen.

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A YOUNG MOTHER whose daughter was killed in the Colorado shootings, and who was also injured during the movie theatre massacre, learned of the tragic death this weekend.

Ashley Moser (25) was told of Veronica Moser-Sullivan (6)’s death on Saturday evening, New York Daily News reports.

It has also emerged that Moser is pregnant and her unborn child is said to be healthy despite her injuries.

Moser is said to have taken the news of her daughter’s death badly, with the Telegraph reporting that doctors had warned against her finding out too soon.

She received injuries to her throat and abdomen that may mean she will experience paralysis.

Her daughter, Moser-Sullivan, was the youngest victim of the Aurora shooter, James Holmes, who shot cinema-goers at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday in Denver, Colorado.

She had just learned to swim, and she was a “great little girl, excited about life,” her great-aunt Annie Dalton said of the six-year-old following the shootings.

Ashley Moser had been in and out of consciousness and asking for her daughter during moments of lucidity.

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Ian Sullivan, Veronica’s father, told 9News in Denver that his daughter “is the last girl I will ever love”.

- Additional reporting by AP

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