First ‘real’ meal in 15 days for UNC Charlotte shooting victim

First ‘real’ meal in 15 days for UNC Charlotte shooting victim
Just one day after posting a video of him walking, Drew Pescaro shares an update of him eating his first 'real' meal (Source: Screengrab of Instagram)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Just one day after UNC Charlotte shooting survivor Drew Pescaro posted a video of himself walking with little assistance, he posted on Instagram eating his first “real” meal in 15 days.

Pescaro chowed down on a grilled cheese sandwich, fries drizzled with ketchup, pineapples, ice cream, a cookie and sweet tea- a meal suited for a survivor.

On Twitter, he announced he was finally taking over his social media account after several updates had been posted on his behalf.

Pescaro’s injuries following the shooting are unknown, but through social media has shared that he underwent two surgeries. Along his side has been his family including his mom who he thanked on Mother’s Day.

Several notable people have also come to visit him while being in the hospital. President of the Charlotte Hornets Fred Whitfield, Carolina Panthers DJ Moore and Chris Hogan were among those who stopped by.

Pescaro along with five others were shot while on the campus of UNC Charlotte April 30 when a former student entered the classroom armed with a gun. Two of the students were killed, Ellis Reed Parlier and Riley Howell.

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School officials identified the survivors days after the shooting as Rami Alramadhan, Sean Dehart, Emily Houpt and Drew Pescaro.

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