Eyewitness account of chaos inside Aurora movie theater
Tre Freeman tells his story
- Duration 5:49
- Date Jul 20, 2012
Tre Freeman tells his story
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Panic in the pandemonium in the chaos in that theater.
As people became aware of the danger and they tried to run for their lives or they tried to duck for cover under the -- Thinking did they perhaps were going to die right there joining us on the phone from Aurora someone who will never forget those moments of course -- Freeman.
Who was inside the theater when the shooting and the horror began.
-- -- -- -- Tell us what you saw inside the theater.
-- own -- Out of there would bury my friends there and we're probably about.
Fifty feet away from Shakespeare -- blocked and Internet it's how he hadn't -- not even twenty minutes have been about twenty minutes before.
The -- locked in and he opened that door and he was correct in all black so it was really hard to see in -- article yeah.
-- mass yet.
A bullet proof that -- -- being.
And -- first known react because no one and I'd like understood -- going on urged.
Do that you lose really eerie creepy but the way he went about it because he -- He that there and his stated that it -- everybody and didn't make the move.
And then he like -- -- -- through the tear bomb or whatever what are coming out there grenade into the theater and actually.
By -- -- or girl and less like the road -- -- And it starts speeding.
And if he against -- exploded.
-- Went flying quite -- some credit card on Ide can only a -- elated -- -- -- it.
And -- that we -- respect you went into this beer on the opposite side.
And now when exploded world.
After each -- are trying to there.
That's an act like it just became very hectic and chaotic you know what are running dropped the -- I'll be -- friendly jobs so our base gets appointed two -- tear gas or at -- level so horrible.
That is like it was burning our -- eyes -- -- it isn't.
It we -- -- that -- that either.
I was almost like being country experience positive -- -- Aren't out and suffocate to death -- on their of that nature.
And so they'd -- it became -- just a good chance we get have been Ryan and like it.
Pretty much a miracle that Myanmar three brand -- -- were able to rent out that theater without being tracked -- like every marking the news obviously.
All the people who've been inside -- hurt.
And I just think a lawyer -- me in my -- that we get out they'd be but it.
Mom offer praying for those were getting injured -- an awful you know this is -- the super career.
-- -- for everybody.
Is -- it is horrific moment and it is miracle that you and your friends were able to get out did you see.
The aftermath the carnage did you see people who.
Were trying to get out but we're not able to.
-- Our general -- and direction you're.
We that we -- one girl.
On the way out.
And she -- -- it I don't I honestly don't know suicide.
Where who what areas are or she was acting like everybody else but it's people led.
And she was playing on the stairs.
In a -- it was so the point where people are sworn mean and and you can nearly so what was going on.
The media -- out of this here.
When you if you walked out.
The girls but not all over this state.
People have blood on her back.
That way -- -- -- out creating a market my -- boot leading it was there that led have you heard there was there was it would refer.
-- did the did you -- the gunman -- sent.
He didn't say a word they're -- they've made even scarier it is very ABC news this.
And there are I like him my friends we're talking about it like demand.
People usually Rob Blake rob plays do they want money -- -- -- he didn't say a word they don't want any being.
-- he seemed to want to kill people and -- -- it's all year we can understand why.
Did he have one gun or more.
We saw one gun apparently he has more is being felt like he needed them.
But far from and we thought you know you weren't -- that you're there.
-- how old are you.
-- what do you what do you say -- to your friends and your family today and in the aftermath of this how does how does.
That community of Aurora makes -- or move on from us.
All right now -- Over the people in the world we -- know each other we -- what the -- the other stuff like that and honestly -- We're strong people people are coming together speaking together -- helping each other it's.
They're not a lot at the moment that we can do people are still in the hospital.
I mean we're visiting -- in the hospital or calling people -- -- variety.
Our position -- trail like no it never buy anything like this what happens.
And -- where all -- were scared.
-- -- -- Well tray thank goodness that you are okay -- our hearts are with everyone there and -- today.
Thank you for taking the time to come on and share with us your eyewitness account.
Thank you for having me and -- out and pay for those little bit and -- Agreed absolutely thank you --