Shooting witness: Gunman looked like SWAT team member
Jennifer Seeger describes scene at movie theater
- Duration 8:46
- Date Jul 20, 2012
Jennifer Seeger describes scene at movie theater
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News -- continuing coverage of the massacre in Aurora Colorado.
Jennifer seeger says she was sitting in the second row of the theater.
As she describes it about four feet from the shooter when he pointed a gun in her face.
She -- to the ground crawled toward the -- and on our way out -- she tells the story she saw a man with a bullet wound in his back.
She says she tried to check -- -- She says she had to keep moving because as she put it I was gonna get shot.
With the -- from a -- Jennifer seeger.
And her friend Corbin dates Jennifer thank you Corbin thank you Jennifer how are you.
As a as of right now I'm just had trying to get to the day and just you know taken one minute time.
I'm you know I'm kind of running on empty but I am and get on can be strong for those families that have definite loss -- their family members and their loved ones.
Does they can't be here right now but I can't -- -- -- Kinda jump straight.
Jennifer do you do you have a memory of a clear memory of of how this began and if you did could if you do could you take us through it.
From your perspective.
Did it yes sir yes.
We're we're maybe twenty minutes into the movie.
And it was a calm part of the movie there's no guns there's -- -- and all of a sudden I looked to my right and there's this guy you know was coming through this exit door to my -- And he looked like he was an -- -- something you know it's usually a proper.
Some extra -- those -- describe it leaves -- it was interesting.
And that's what everybody is speaking.
Yeah I -- what he he look like them.
-- a swat team members you know.
Like here at cap firearm you know best -- hit him like gas mask -- and that.
Get a rifle in his hand and continue -- -- and you he had other ones later on but I like to see was the rifle and he looked like he was literally they can.
And -- a video game or -- you as a -- Literally like he looked like a swat team and -- -- somebody in the army essentially.
And when he came -- he's probably.
On his talk -- X six foot 6385.
Pounds 200 pounds.
And -- thing you know not to think of it at first when he locked and you just -- because this guy was just joking around or something you know everybody just this kind of garden really silent -- And then he went ahead through arm that they're gasping at the top of -- a bit and it's one often survey found that -- -- -- is part of some special effect or anything like that.
And then the second that's he shot the sealing the first time it was Israel and that's when everybody -- -- -- panic and you know it surgery -- under the gun is again a screening of women children around and literally he went from this to this to my face -- -- -- But the right when I was just I -- that part of my life I just -- honestly know what to do but I knew that -- I think he's coming in next five seconds that's going to be dead.
So I literally just Johnson dove as far as they could it into Iowa and I literally ended on this -- and I crawled underneath.
I'm the chair as much as I possibly could and got myself in there and I told everybody to just stay still don't move until he goes up the stairs and at that point that everybody's -- this prospects.
You possibly can.
And -- -- -- we did that there's just tons gunshots -- relentless series.
Shooting anybody that he possibly could it didn't matter who you wearing -- women in child.
Did you are trying to escape he's -- -- you.
And I'm going hears screams and I want renders sad because you freeloading on his end but they're still screaming and crying -- it was mass chaos and the tear gas was.
Excruciating you know my eyes were watering so bad it is hard to -- -- it was getting really hard for me to breathe and I was.
On the verge of you know having a panic attack and say you know I can't -- they got to get out -- -- suffocate the thinking here and so -- -- get me out but at that time.
Everybody and eventually got to exit door and as they ran back because they're saying it that he was going up today -- -- people that -- trying to escape.
So I of that -- for everybody to just lay down slid down get in and I'll lay down to your dad and then.
We did that and and he he can't continue to -- heating up and down the IOs and -- one point eight got a card quiet and he left and I don't know how or when he left.
But apparently I mean you look I just want -- so he could definitely blend in as he went through the crowd so that makes sense in an.
I try to get out and we -- -- crawling our way out.
And I did that there is is there's this girl that was on the stairs -- this lifeless you know like 1214 years old.
Dead just in cold blood and there's other bodies and it was a massacre and then you know -- -- gentlemen -- -- knocking on my body was dead but he really wasn't his moaning groaning.
I went over to -- to him.
And check his -- Canadian teacher training and I wanted to see if you -- came on how to get him out of there so wrapped my arms underneath -- -- -- -- -- -- And I got -- Atlanta -- I did that and I haven't given everything.
Talking tough is -- that we don't want to get shot.
So at that point he runs in front of me.
And I he takes off so.
At that point I'm still dragging him and I think you know I -- go I gotta go visit either him -- me that I would gladly take the bullet form it was just a fighter flight instinct and -- -- ago.
Jennifer did you -- Corbin everything -- can sing anything.
No he never know everything he just did the gas container in earnings are.
They're announcing if indeed he mostly just stayed put at the beginning in the front of the theater by that -- -- your right.
What -- you move up and down these -- where you -- people work -- down pretending to be dead.
-- -- Yes as far as far as who's going keepers I would need and mounting just by the prison -- didn't -- me I don't know why because -- sixer all the cash value on my kids like.
Why did you take -- says secure -- service like live.
And that's what I was only thinking about but.
Yes first tee shot of the people behind me -- burning burning and I'm hearing moaning groaning and I was just like freaking out -- -- when I was staying -- supply.
Meanwhile at the left side of the stairs and searching people in Ohio and they're all trying to push Saddam trying to run away from.
He would CNN -- -- going into CIO and shooting people.
And everybody gets progressively anytime anybody got -- two.
Try to get away he was -- -- that when you got out of there at.
I mean I guess he had already been apprehended by the time you've got out or where they still looking for -- -- what was the deal.
Yeah come here and he got out he added I was -- more popular the last people out.
To be honest there's a few husband was mean literally mean him because we -- in the very front of the theater we can't getting pushed back because -- -- -- coming back in.
And that weren't here last night was getting noticed because I was trying to lift up my hand I was trying to stay as far down on the ground -- -- could.
And that tear gas is making it really hard for me to see -- and give Matthew Brady got out but I was just can't picture but you know even he couldn't coming back in in any way.
-- when you look back on this.
I mean how surprised are you that you're standing there talking to us now.
It's still a mystery meat today being as close as these words -- the gunman.
-- being in front of -- you.
It's it's it's it's definitely sense the mechanics of me that that got probably had planned -- -- today.
That the analytical side and needs is really just doesn't this doesn't think that didn't add up that we made him out of here.
And everybody else you have to -- against these -- wasn't able to.
The game -- have a very -- game but it really fresh and we'll let you know.
It could've been anybody I didn't I could've been anybody they could have been any.
And it it was unfortunate because he just.
Didn't have a -- he didn't have a specific target receiving anything everybody get his -- I can't imagine having the wherewithal and in the end the frame of mind to be able to go jump on the -- Try to take him down or something but I wonder if anybody in there did.
I -- -- I eat big Russ and his mind after the yeah but during that time I think instinctively as just people link to survive we just ran there is no time very you know being like I have -- I mean honestly.
I would have if I would love nothing better advantage he didn't have a gun in my face I would have.
I was you know where you can listen to us.
But isn't an amazingly happy provoke that -- people have I have liked to have like a cold reflex you weren't exactly.
Freaky how -- -- everybody else we had a plan says stay down stay calm get people in an event that I -- out keep calm -- -- won't get much attention to us and try to get them out as fast can.
-- doesn't mean -- there wasn't.
It was -- a matter you know getting it getting -- -- continue to have CNN CNN I mean in this building right now on the street and they literally becoming seconds after he had left but.
My main objective was -- Many as you possibly can now Jennifer seeger Corbin dates on scene survivors.
To both of you thanks and all the best.