Helen Yiu, injured in the thigh and ankle as bullets flew on a Toronto street on Boxing Day, tells family and friends at home she is recovering The Hong Kong student wounded last week in a deadly gunfight in Toronto has sent a New Year's Day message to friends and other well-wishers in Hong Kong, telling them she is recovering. Speaking from her relatives' home in Markham, a suburb north of Toronto with a large Chinese community, Helen Yiu, 20, said she considered herself lucky to have survived the Boxing Day shoot-out on one of Toronto's busiest shopping streets. The gunfight claimed the life of Jane Creba, 15, and wounded six others, including Ms Yiu's friend and an off-duty police officer. Two bullets struck Ms Yiu in the thigh and ankle. They passed through cleanly, leaving no fragments, but one bullet cracked a bone around her left ankle, making it extremely painful to use that leg, she said. Ms Yiu said she had told her family and friends not to worry. She said her injuries were painful, but she had been lucky. 'I also heard on the news that someone died and someone is still in hospital. If they [friends and family] have to worry, I think they should worry about the others who are still in hospital.' Ms Yiu's parents broke down in tears when they heard the news of the shooting. 'I told them not to be worried but they still are.' She said she had been able to use her webcam to have a video chat with her parents and show them that her injuries were not that serious. Ms Yiu also said her parents wanted to visit her but could not because they needed to take care of her brother and sister in Hong Kong. 'Also, I have my aunt and uncle here. They take care of me, so maybe they can relax a little bit,' she said. Ms Yiu, a first-year social work student at the University of Windsor, just across the border from Detroit, was visiting the Boxing Day sales with a friend in Toronto when gunshots rang out. She and her friend, a business major from Malaysia, fell to the ground, as did dozens of other shoppers. Ms Yiu said she did not realise until afterwards that she had been shot. Her memory of the incident was still hazy. 'I'm not really sure what happened that day. Just that afterwards, I was sent to hospital where I was told I had been shot. ' Luckily, I don't have any fragments inside my legs, so that is why I can move but I can't walk.' Ms Yiu was discharged from hospital the day after the shooting. 'In the past few days, there was a lot of pain, but after I take medication, I feel better.' Doctors have told her it will be two or three weeks before she can start walking again and she does not think she will make it back to Windsor in time for classes, which resume on January 10. She will also have to return to hospital for check-ups. Toronto news reports suggested the shoot-out was the result of two drug gangs locked in turf wars. Two young men have been arrested in connection with the shootings and police believe a gun found on one of them may have been used in the incident. They said as many as 15 people, all in their late teens or early 20s, were believed to have been involved in the confrontation in Yonge Street, one of the city's busiest. The shootings have sparked public and media outrage, and raised concerns about the increasing level of gun-related violence in Toronto. Ms Yiu said she would not let the shootings deter her from returning to downtown Toronto. She also planned to return to Hong Kong for her summer holiday.