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20-year-old shooting victim's recovery called a miracle by doctors

Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 21:27:56-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Doctors are calling it a miracle. A Buffalo State College student was shot in the head over the weekend and days later, she's already out of the hospital.

"They're calling her the miracle lady because they don't know how this is possible," said Michael Bascombe, the victim's father.

Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, police responded to a shooting incident near Bailey and Berkshire Ave. Bascombe's father woke up at home in Brooklyn to hear that his daughter, Micah Bascombe, 20, had been shot in the head above her left eye.

She was out with some friends, catching an uber back to her dorm at the time, per her father. She was immediately taken to ECMC and listed in serious condition. Police do not believe she was targeted.

"We started feeling a bit relieved when they started assuring us, it appears she'll pull through," said Bascombe's father.

Days later, on Tuesday, Bascombe was released from the hospital. She will continue to be monitored, but she's able to speak.

"Lucky to be alive. Obviously she has to be counting her blessings, you know?" said Bascombe's father.

She plans to return to classes as early as next week, according to Timothy Gordon Vice President of Student Affairs at Buff State.

Police are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with any information on what happened is asked to call the confidential police tip line 716-827-2255.