FSU shooting victim Farhan Ahmed paralyzed from waist down

21-year-old among 3 students shot by alumnus at campus library

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - One of three Florida State University students shot at the main campus library is paralyzed from the waist down.

The older sister of Farhan Ahmed spoke about her brother's condition during a news conference Monday at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

Farhana Ahmed said her brother, Farhan Ahmed -- known by friends as "Ronny" -- was shot three times and that one of the bullets struck his spine.

"But despite his injuries, he's alive and we're so grateful that he's here with us," she told reporters.

Farhana Ahmed said her brother's condition was upgraded from critical to serious condition.

The 21-year-old biomedical engineering student was one of three people injured when 2005 FSU graduate Myron May opened fire at the Robert Manning Strozier Library early Thursday morning.

May was fatally shot by police before he could past the lobby.

Farhana Ahmed was joined by FSU President John Thrasher, who said the school is offering its full support to the family. Her parents did not attend the news conference.

Friends of the family created a YouCaring.com account to help pay for Farhan Ahmed's medical expenses.

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