PORTLAND - A friend of a teenage shooting victim described Friday how she helped the girl to safety amid the rampage.
Alyona Chukhrii was with 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko, who was shot Tuesday at the Clackamas Town Center. She was upgraded to fair condition Friday at Oregon Health & Science University.
Shevchenko suffered injuries to her lung and liver. Chukhrii was by her side when the gunman opened fire.
The first thing, I still didn t want to believe it but I knew the reality and I knew she d been shot, she said. I was like We ve got to get you to safety, we ve got to get you to an ambulance because we don t know what could happen next.
She helped Kristina make her way outside and police called over an ambulance in a matter of minutes.
KGWReporterReggie Aqui contributed to this report