Courageous Stories Emerge From Colorado Shooting
In times of tragedy, some remarkable people show unwavering strength and courage. NSIDE EDITION talks to some of the brave survivors on the Aurora, Colorado shootings.
It was a time for tears in Aurora, Colorado, as thousands gathered to honor the 12 people slain by The Dark Knight Rises gunman.
We will remember amazing stories of courage and survival that continue to emerge from this unspeakable tragedy.
One girl's name is Stephanie Rodriguez. She showed INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret how she saved one shooting victim with a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
The youngest shooting victim is four-month-old Ethan Rohrs. The tragedy showed his parents, Jamie Rohrs and Patricia Legarreta, just how precious they are to each other.
Legarreta told Moret, "He looked at me and said, 'I don't ever want to be without you. I know this isn't the time or place, but, will you marry me?' "
High school football star Zack Golditch was in the theater next door when the carnage began. A bullet went through the wall and hit him in the neck.
Golditch told INSIDE EDITION, "It was the loudest sound ever. I fell into my friend's lap and said,'"What happened to me?' I was blessed, it didn't hit a nerve or arteries. Just a fleshwound."
It would be impossible to forget six-year-old Veronica Mosher-Sullivan, the youngest of the 12 lives lost. A cop called for help as he found her body in the movie theater.
"I've got a child victim. I need a rescue at the back door theater 9 now," said the cop.
And a 13-year-old may be the bravest girl in America. Her name is Kaylan, and she tried to save Veronica with CPR but the child was trapped beneath an injured adult.
Kaylan said, "I don't think that it's hit me yet. I was asking this person who was on top of the person that I was trying to help if they could move. He said he couldn't, he was numb. I said, 'Please try!' "
Veronica's mom was shot in the neck and stomach, and is likely to suffer permanent paralysis. When she learned of her daughter's death, she cried out: "I want to die!"
Veronica's mom is pregnant. Incredibly, the bullet she took to the stomach did not harm her unborn child.
Players from the Denver Broncos football team came to the hospital to offer some comfort to the survivors.
Meanwhile, as America got its first real look at James Holmes, it becomes clear that we may never know the motivation behind this senseless tragedy.
But we will never forget the fallen.
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