Witness: Theater gunman shot anyone trying to leave

Judy Goos, second from left, hugs her daughters friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eye witnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20, right, gather outside Gateway High School where witness were brought for questioning Friday, July 20, 2012 in Denver. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater at a midnight opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises". (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
July 20, 2012 7:57:31 AM PDT
One of the women who escaped a mass shooting at a Denver suburb movie theater says the shooter pointed a gun at her face but then shot people seated behind her.

Twenty-five-year-old Jennifer Seeger, of Aurora, says she was in the second row, about four feet from the gunman. She says she "was just a deer in headlights" and ducked to the ground.

Seeger says bullet casings were falling on her head and burning her forehead as the gunman fired steadily, except when he stopped to reload.

She says it was "boom, boom, boom" every few seconds and the gunman shot anyone who tried to leave.

Seeger says she began crawling toward an exit when she saw a girl about 14 years old "lying lifeless on the stairs."


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