The following CNN crime news video is about the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting at a movie theater. James Holmes killed 12 victims who were watching the “Dark Knight Rises” Batman movie at a midnight screening. 59 other people suffered gunshot injuries. Holmes is in police custody.
Anderson Cooper interviews witnesses Isaiah Bow and Paul Otermat in this clip. They were near the front of Theater #9. Both saw the canister of gas and the fact that the guy was in full riot gear.
Paul’s eyes started burning as soon as he threw the canister.
Isaiah told his girlfriend to get down and covered her.
Neither of these witnesses could really see Holmes’s face because of the gas mask that he was wearing. Bow said he looked stoic, but I’m not sure why he chose that word because you couldn’t even see the guy’s face, anyway.
Like most of these interviews, the witnesses describe the scene in a chaotic way, with people running for the exit amid the bullets flying.