Veniamin and Olga Shevchenko, the parents of the surviving victim of Tuesday’s Clackamas Town Center shooting, released an update on their daughter on Wednesday afternoon.
“Our daughter, Kristina Schevchenko, 15, remains in serious condition but is alert and talking,” they said in a written statement issued by Oregon Health Science University, where the teen is being treated. “She informed us today that the first person to be thanked is Alyona, her friend and schoolmate at Clackamas Middle School, who immediately called 911 and remained by her side until the emergency service providers arrived.”
The Schevchenkos also said they do not plan to conduct media interviews now or in the future, so that they can focus their full attention on Kristina’s recovery.
“We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families of the other shooting victims. Our prayers are with them at this terrible time,” they said. “We are deeply grateful for the quick response of the emergency service providers, public safety and police officers as well as Clackamas Town Center staff. We would also like to thank everyone at OHSU Hospital. We very much appreciate the incredible support we’ve received from friends, family members and the Portland community.”