Parents: 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim 'fighting for her life'

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Kopf told CBS affiliate WWMT the sensation of having her hand squeezed was "breathtaking".

She is athletic and loves musicals and animals, especially sharks and wolves, he said. "She's alive and she is fighting for her life", Vicki Kopf said.

Her parents said they have been by Abigail's bedside since the weekend. "Abigail is strong, and she is a vibrant, attractive young lady and did not deserve this".

Dr. Aaron Lane-Davies told reporters the teen is on a ventilator and is in critical condition.

All four women, 60-year-old Mary Jo Nye of Battle Creek, her 62-year-old sister-in-law Mary Lou Nye of Baroda, 68-year-old Barbara Hawthorne of Battle Creek and 74-year-old Dorothy Brown of Battle Creek were killed.

She was initially declared deceased when her heart stopped, but Abigail miraculously squeezed her mother's hand as doctors contacted Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation to start the process for organ donation.

Hinz says a motive has not been established.

Abigail had joined four women for dinner at the restaurant and went to see a show at Miller Auditorium.

She said Abigail has a 6-year-old sister who is on the cusp of being able to understand what is happening. Hinz said. "But he's not a remarkable man at all".

Gene Kopf said in a prepared statement that Abigail is "strong-willed and loves to have fun".

Abigail's father also shared a message for Jason Dalton's family, a wife and their two children, who have not publicly spoke since Saturday night's mass attack that killed six people and wounded two others. But thus far, does not really know what has happened to her sister.

The Kopfs also said their thoughts were with the family of the suspected shooter, Jason Dalton, and said they believed his family is also suffering.

The night of the shooting, Abigail had attended a performance with Hawthorne and friends of Hawthorne's, Gene Kopf said. "She's moving her toes". "We want his family to know we don't hold anything against the family".

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