- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) - The mother who survived a shooting on a Menasha bridge that took the lives of her husband and daughter is expressing gratitude for the support she’s received.

Erin Stoffel remains hospitalized at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah where she has issued her first public statement since the shooting on the Fox Cities Trestle Trail bridge May 3. The 32-year-old mother suffered several gunshot wounds and led two of her three children off the bridge. Her 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, and her husband, Jon, were killed by gunman Sergio Valencia del Toro, who killed himself. Adam Bentdahl was also fatally shot.

Erin Stoffel says she looks forward to joining her children at home soon. She says Jon was an incredible husband and father and her daughter had a heart of gold.


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