Virginia Beach native injured in Colorado Theater Shooting talks to NewsChannel 3

Posted at 1:53 PM, Jul 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-20 23:23:33-04

NewsChannel 3's Jessica Larche spoke to Virginia Beach native Marcus Weaver about his injuries during the Colorado shooting rampage.  Watch and listen here:

Among the chaotic crowd at this Colorado movie theater was 41-year-old Virginia Beach native Marcus Weaver.  Shot twice in the shoulder, he is not sure of the blood on his shirt is just his, or blood from other victims as well.

“It was blood everywhere,” said the 41-year-old Green Run High School graduate  via telephone from Denver, Colorado.  “It as boom, boom, boom and then you just hear people suffering.”

Weaver told NewsChannel 3 he and friend Rebecca Wingo were eager to see the Batman movie during its midnight showing.  He said about 20 minutes into the movie, tear gas and gunshots flooded the theater.

“The shots… would go at least six to eight at a time, and then there would be a slight pause, and then he would start shooting again,” said Weaver.  “So in between those pauses, we heard little kids screaming!

“I decided I would just duck down in between the rows,” he continued.  “Me and my friend Rebecca, I put her head down, and there were some kids behind me and I put my legs over them,” Weaver said.

Weaver said when he thought the gunfire stopped, he picked up his friend in his arms and tried to leave.

“I’m stepping over people to get to like, to get her out of there, and then he started shooting again,” he said.  “It freaked me out.”

“I had to jump over people,” he continued.  “There's blood.  People lying on the side.  There's people hurt.  There's people screaming.  There's people running.”

Weaver said when he made it out to get help, medics rushed him to the hospital and he and his friend were separated. 

“I don’t know if you've ever seen depictions of what hell would be like,” said Weaver.   “But it totally felt like it.”