Colorado Shooting Eyewitness Chris Ramos: "No One Ever Teaches You How to Survive Those Types of Situations"
Jon Scott spoke to eyewitness Chris Ramos who was in the movie theater with two friends and his sister when the gunman opened fire. Ramos said he realized something was wrong when the man who was sitting next to him “randomly gets shot.”
Ramos described that before the man next to him was shot, “The very first thing that happened was on the emergency exit on the right side this guy comes in out of nowhere … He was throwing stuff towards the crowd, but in the shadows since it was really dark it honestly looked like he was throwing like bat toys, like bat shaped toys or whatever. So we thought that probably the workers were like throwing stuff to promote the movie to get us more pumped up.”
Those “bat shaped toys” turned out to be some type of tear gas canisters. Ramos clarified that the action scene
in the movie had passed already, contrary to earlier reports that the shooting began while the fighting scene was happening in the movie.
Ramos said when the person next to him got shot, he went in to “survival instinct mode” and grabbed his sister to get down on the ground. “I did not know what I was doing at all because no one ever teaches you how to survive those types of situations. There’s no textbooks, there’s no teachers, parents that tell you stuff about that.”
He told Scott that he does not know happened to the man next to him who was shot.