Angel Colon, one of the surviving members of the Orlando shooting that occurred over the weekend at Pulse, spoke to media on Tuesday (June 14) during a press conference and his story was jarring in detail and evoked plenty of emotions as he described the scene.
"Out of nowhere we heard a big shotgun," he explained. "We stopped what we were doing and it just keeps going. That happened and we just grabbed each other, we started running. Unfortunately, I was shot about three times in my leg so I had fallen down. I tried to get back up, but, everyone started running everywhere and I got trampled over. I shattered and broke my bones in my left leg."
He continued, thanking the medical team that operated on the 50-plus survivors, who were treated. Upwards of 50 victims died in the shooting. Doctors told the gathered reporters that five survivors are in grave condition and six are in critical condition. Dr. Michael Cheathman said not all may make it through surgery.
"I would be surprised if we don't see the death toll rise," he confirmed.
More details continue to emerge, including the description of the scene at the hospital, which was described as a "war scene."
Colon also explained that the shooter, Omar Mateen, conducted waves of shootings after his first burst of gunfire.
"He came back executing people on the floor," Colon said.
"I just there laying down, I'm thinking, 'I'm next, I'm dead,'" he added. "I don't know how, but by the glory of God, he shoots toward my head but it hits my hand. And he shoots me again and hits the side of my hip."
Colon called the evening a great night, "just smile and laughter" before bullets were sprayed across the club.