Cross-country cyclist recovering after theater shooting
AURORA, Colo. — From his hospital bed at the Medical Center of Aurora, Stephen Barton describes what happened at the movie theater and how he was shot in the neck.
The 22-year-old from Connecticut is biking across the country and had rolled into town just in time to hit the movie theater. He says he saw a canister fly across the screen and saw a few flashes, but initially thought it was a prank. Then he was shot, and realized what was happening.
“People started screaming and there was a lot of chaos, and I ducked down,” Barton said.
When the shooting stopped, Stephen ran outside. He found a police officer who drove him to the hospital.
Barton underwent surgery, and is doing better. His parents flew to Colorado to be with him.