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To Alex Milan know Alex is nineteen years old he was in the movie theater with his fourteen year old sister Alex appreciate your joining us today.
You and your sister were in the movie theater when you first heard the commotion.
Did you think it was part of the movie are did you know something was not quite right.
-- I started to think that something my eight.
Not be right play at the first time I heard it I thought fireworks -- -- special effects.
You know midnight showing of a much anticipated movie why wouldn't that.
Who was there panic in the theater where you were -- were in the theater next story is that correct.
Yes -- eight I was actually across the hallway from -- eight -- nine.
And was there at panic even in theater eight to one adjacent to the one where the shooting took place.
There wasn't a panic nominee until.
A couple of people actually got up and started -- run out of the theater.
After the first what I thought -- fireworks went off.
And Alex and I had noticed that they were actually sorry.
What was your first instinct was it to just get out of there are protect your sister.
What was the first thing you thought and then how did you act upon that.
I -- I didn't think it ought to be honest with you I did not think at all I just did everything happen in a blink of a night for me.
I grabbed my sister's purse I grabbed my bag.
I grabbed her arm and we were gone.
And you've got completely out of the theater.
When did you realize that this was not fireworks but this was an incredibly horrific scene and the people were dying.
About five minutes prior to.
Leaving the theater that -- I was -- I actually solve the bullets ripped through the wall in the lower right of the theater and that's when other people.
Ran out holding themselves moaning in pain.
Your sister I understand she's been very severely traumatized by this whole experience.
Is she is she handling it better today is she getting.
Able to talk about it and process what what she saw and what she experienced.
To be honest with -- she won't talk to anyone else about mean there -- about it without me there.
Or just talk to me about it and general.
You know I know this has been an incredibly.
Painful situation for you and your family.
What did your parents say to you and and your close friends when they realize that you and your sister were OK I did they respond.
My mom was actually pretty frantic over the phone the first time I talked to -- She was at the hospital with my younger brother he had actually gotten his appendix removed the day before.
He might have been with you otherwise.
-- well let the little brother but I know my parents would have been down.
Well you know what he may grow up being glad he doesn't have an appendix.
And being able to escape the horrible thing that you and your sister had to go through our thoughts and our prayers are with you Alex and I hope.
You let your sister know there's people all over this country that pray for her to get back on her feet and be okay.
Thank you very much.
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