• 'Not Afraid': Survivor commemorates deadly UNC Charlotte shooting with tattoo


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drew Pescaro, a University of North Carolina Charlotte student injured during a deadly shooting in April, decided to commemorate the day he said he will never forget, according to WTVD

    Pescaro, 19, tweeted photos Saturday of the tattoo, which says, "Not Afraid 4-30-19."

    In his tweet, he said his life was changed forever on April 30, but he is stronger because of it. 

    "Never will I forget the day my life changed forever, but I am #notafraid to rise from it stronger than ever. We will all come out stronger from this @unccharlotte #CharlotteStrong," Pescaro said. 


    Since the shooting, Pescaro has remained active on social media, posting different milestones from his recovery such as talking his first steps without a walker, his first meal, and the day he had his final surgery. 

    [ALSO READ: WATCH: UNCC shooting victim takes first steps after 2 weeks in hospital]

    Last week, Pescaro returned to UNCC's campus for the first time since the deadly shooting with Eyewitness News Anchor Allison Latos. 

    He said being back at UNCC brought back a flood of difficult and painful memories, but he plans to return in the fall for his junior year. 

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