By Patric Hedlund—
Twenty-two year old Megan McGinley of Pine Mountain lives for hiking, biking and her photography, a close friend said this week. At that very moment McGinley was in a Harbor–UCLA Hospital bed in Los Angeles, after being shot through her car door window by a stranger in Santa Clarita. Doctors were explaining that she may lose all vision in her one good eye.
McGinley’s fiancé, Blake Hipp, 25 was driving the two home at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, May 17 when the attack occurred. They had been shopping at Walmart, just off the Interstate 5 freeway.
“They were buying clothes for a trip to San Francisco, to see Blake’s sister get her master’s degree this weekend,” explained Lisa Hipp (Blake’s…
Megan McGinley on a photography hike with fiancé Blake Hipp in the local mountains. ‘She loves hiking and biking, anywhere she can haul her tripod and camera with her,” said Lisa Hipp, Blake’s mother.
Lisa Hipp took this photo of Megan McGinley at 1:54 a.m. Sunday morning in the hospital. McGinley was flown to Harbor-UCLA for ocular surgery to try to save her right eye. She is already nearly blind in her left eye.
McGinley earlier this month
Tony Kahlil (left) has a donation jar at Pine Mountain General store to help with Megan McGinley’s medical and recovery expenses.
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This is part of the May 23, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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