Eyewitness description of movie theater shooting
Witness describes fatal killings
- Duration 6:50
- Date Jul 20, 2012
Witness describes fatal killings
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-- Denver Post is reporting -- this hour apparently the suspect 24 year old guy in custody.
Other stories -- he had three guns inside the movie theater two handguns and one.
Gun described as a long gun plus the devices in his car.
We've been trying to figure out we weren't there but James Cameron was that's the name of somebody who is in the -- he was sitting in the theater adjacent to the theater where the shooting took place James thanks for joining us on the phone.
-- James -- we understand that there in Aurora Colorado at the century sixteen multiplex.
Three different theaters were showing in the new -- man movie.
Correct is that is that why you were at the movie.
Yeah I know I actually just flew in to visit my best friend Jason island in Sacramento California and I just got -- -- -- of hours before doors to -- movie and yeah we were -- eerie to see the movie and I hate to correct.
In the shooting happened in theater nine Telus from reviewers said -- what happened.
Well Kyra dirt here pretty intense actions it would strike that first -- action in the movie.
You know -- are shaking so you know and we just started hearing.
When -- actually cheaper to back down all the bits the last.
-- and -- and and we are screaming and then I spring and -- start choking -- people all around this start costing and there's.
A strong smell.
And began stardust suffocating realize it's -- -- -- yeah it's weird incidents.
This current events -- and according that police state that I guess he would you know actually released tear gas prior to shooting -- -- -- -- shooting just started it was created better cannot utter chaos.
And -- James you know we're just getting all these preliminary details coming in in fact earlier this morning we were hearing that there were possibly.
Two suspects and that one was was still on the run and that there is an active search going on now we do know that there is just one person who has been taken.
Into custody at -- we know you were in the adjacent theater but.
Could you could you make out any words that he was who was saying is he was shouting and and shooting.
He would -- -- -- it -- it down over -- -- over the actual chaos is screaming you're scared people you can hear want to open up last.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's trying to think about I'm I'm chocolate -- hearing the first passport -- people are dead just by being on -- -- guys and I.
And shock stated it was just one person but that's.
It would sound of an honest guy that is kind of like there are big inventories -- -- in the shooting I mean there is definitely multiple caliber start off and businesses just greatly.
Yeah there's been a nightmare and I.
James what -- -- would describe this what you saw as you were leaving.
The theater did you see people.
Who were wounded did you see people yeah that was -- on the ground did you see your response by the police by ambulances that pain -- a picture of -- all the carnage.
We had to get him out past and I can't hear each separate Orval.
About spectacular that -- hospital -- Fortunately editors child struck the little baby girl.
Which struck in her back in the post probably -- gonna stick to meet the rest my life I don't know that but -- teaching of its -- -- or being a mother older child.
I don't know.
You know way it's a lot of our child or is it movie theater it's been nice but you don't lose this state.
That I had just -- -- -- -- -- guys that bothered by a little girl we Mets -- being picked my mind is bartender people there all over the place.
You -- remember.
It it almost sounds like it's just starting Tenet to seven for you and probably -- You know for some time and it you know we're you gonna be -- get some support from from your friend are you going to be there for him -- -- what's going on with that.
Yeah we're I'm I'm actually outside the hospital and it's -- people are walking in here it's pretty it's crazy the walking and they're not that mean nobody heard just pull enough.
I I'm -- Billions back to back gases just horrible are -- -- must stop the breeding everything is restricted and -- -- respect them -- -- the stars -- movie is just.
No -- went to see the Batman movie and and as you described it it you didn't know whether or not what was happening was in the minority.
What's -- just -- -- noisy theater next door it turned out to be real.
Early reports were and I'm sure you've heard this was that there were two gunmen in two different theaters -- -- -- to.
Different tear gas bombs or smoke bombs or some like that.
It sounds like from what you're telling us if the tear gas went through the -- that's probably where that came from right.
Yes yeah absolutely there was no there wasn't anybody in our the year I mean I know that we were capacity and our -- down.
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It is Peter -- where the police at this theater.
When you arrived there for -- for the -- and showing didn't seem to be a lot of security there didn't seem to hear anything.
Special that was going on outside of that happy event of seeing a -- -- a new movie.
Yet it was.
It's an Aurora police officer and also there was a heavy heavy security presence there come you know there's like -- -- but there was Aurora police officer discussed in the parking lot making sure people are hanging on the part like that normally -- an event like -- -- Can describe it forests and you know.
Day and as it began to unfold and we understand canine units -- there FBI on the scene you know police found from every.
Area coming coming in to help.
Yeah it's if they it was crazy giving spectators a lot person thought of the sky you know -- does -- second out until much Fran and then the next -- I'm getting ready I'll need help and on itself on the crazy -- It's placed in the area establish fingers there's police everywhere doesn't mean they they responded unbelievably here there.
Better handling the situation with -- Unbelievable act and I have to say that they've been great would do well all of us here and I think temper you know -- my friend because you do deeply you know he did about -- have a -- James what what hospital you wet.
And -- this we -- a Swedish and what's most Swedish hospital the Swedish hospital.
That we just talked to their public information officer or -- just -- you have had a hell of a night and we think are much for telling us what went down they -- in movie lesson in that is how are part that.