Witness talks about mass panic inside theater
Description of deadly shootings
- Duration 6:34
- Date Jul 20, 2012
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Earlier this morning we heard from the chief of police saying that ten people were killed.
On site -- -- movie theater and the four others were later reported dead an area hospitals.
The fifth we're told has just passed away that's according to that to the Denver Post.
A local newspaper there.
-- -- We've got another eyewitness who is said viewing that man.
-- in the theater next -- theatre nine where the shooting was Ebenezer -- idea joins us on the phone.
Ebenezer how to MI -- -- name correctly.
Yes and any media.
-- -- all right very good.
Tell us what happened last night.
Com looted secular the next eight -- hanging out with a trained.
We decided to go get that thank everybody is really excited about it.
And as began it a little -- and I mean it just to the movie here I alarm go off.
And nobody really -- at the time it and I think everybody believe it it was part of the movie.
And about thirty seconds radiated.
I think that caused it -- and and that's when everybody decided the rest show.
We knew -- -- theater where there was a shooting there have been these early in the ship -- the theater next door to elect.
No I would not in that the year where they were shooting.
And did you smell -- tear gas or smoke.
No that was they would this year like it should -- I got out.
Somebody witnesses that -- there.
And what did you see outside the deceive people injured do you see people -- inflamed what was the scene Ebenezer.
Is I believe got shot one get pershing.
Really let let -- -- I -- -- no -- coughing up blood.
Leaning on it -- -- that would trying to help -- Do you know this theater -- -- have you been there before is this is safe theater in your experience.
-- -- the issue change on this and they really hate eater I've been gone extra over five years.
And I've actually been out of the year around 2 o'clock you got -- actually -- pretty -- and I've never had any -- -- being that this will be -- it's always been really peaceful to me.
That's good Ebenezer before the movie started.
Peter Johnson was so looking on line just before the program started in and discover that there were it's a special promotion for.
Last night's premiere of Dark Knight rises they were given that.
What what -- security.
In place before the movie started did did you see police officers there.
Before I went into this year yeah I know who actually didn't she -- I'll -- -- surprise BJ's of them gonna be rude -- to be here.
-- -- thought they would add more enforcement.
They're right on her.
And we understand that the movie was showing at three different screens there in -- where they all.
Filled to capacity.
Yes I believe the first two are sold out and I could get the ticket interest in and then at the -- created third and one that was the only one that we.
-- was going to keep.
Well you know you look you you weren't in that earlier theater.
You know a lot of excitement in our around these movies whenever there's and then night premiere and you know we hear that.
This masked gunman possibly was wearing some sort of body armor to.
You know and when there's a movie like this from time to time people dress up and -- where there -- other people that.
That appeared to be you know out of the ordinary as well -- Eric did you notice anything like that.
Our radiation actually.
When I will warn you might -- -- -- China purchased are taking.
There was if you know that weird I mean she had -- -- -- but there was another guy that was dressed up in a full.
In a school mash air full body shoot of that -- These -- -- at all because the more relaxing to constituents.
-- so if if somebody showed up -- the movie theater last night we're gonna gas mask.
Would that seem out of the ordinary absolutely.
I've never seen anything like that subject is there is a report that there could have been a gas -- on the guy at the time.
I didn't -- -- -- -- -- Act.
It like to get drawn and used -- everybody -- -- so he can pick him up quite act.
Me and just crazy night.
Yeah absolutely hit it started out -- ultra -- look at some were being.
I don't anybody -- Did you know any folks there in the hospital now Ebenezer and did you speak to the police yourself.
Are not eating well.
When you're -- -- -- -- -- had we it's become a question a little bit about this you Murat.
I do want a much now -- traded they actually -- guy patient you going to the hospital -- that you just stable condition issue going on.
Did police today taking your cell phone number did they take contact information from you island and the people that you -- -- to try to contact you.
On down the line and and and you know get some more firsthand accounts.
I know they did you I think they were actually it.
I'll try to see if there was anything out of the ordinary as you're driving -- -- about it.
Aren't held in Ebenezer.
I'm a great okay who who was gonna say it was a mostly you have that it did the 1615 year -- or more of our older people who was in the theater.
Com I would say -- like it really a variety blade.
How we how recognition is probably true of fifteen to 25 so it's probably -- maturity.
Sure and then when you when you were evacuated from the theater and you went outside then what happened because I know that that police were concerned that the guy might have X.
Explosive devices in his car where they have you go as soon as you walked out the front door or ran out the front door.
But we are going I think they were you expecting everybody to get to their current -- -- -- -- -- Just get out -- And everybody knew this.
People that we're Harry was really training there was blood everywhere everybody's panicking very few people that decided that -- states.
And try to record actually were -- -- Other cell phones and stuff like that yet so far.
Yeah and I'm and we've got a little Twitter video from somebody who is there and there -- -- one of the live reporters and we're gonna get to them a very shortly.