On October 9, 2012, Malala was riding a bus with friends on their way home from school, a masked gunman boarded the bus and demanded to know which girl was Malala. When her friends looked toward Malala, her location was given away. The gunman fired at her, hitting Malala in the left side of her head; the bullet then traveled down her neck. Two other girls were also injured in the attack. She was left in critical condition and was flown to a military hospital. Later she was taken out of a medically induced coma and the left side of her face was paralyzed. Everyone who knew her was so sure that the person who shot her was ordered by the taliban.