Transcript for Survivors of the Orlando Massacre Describe the Horrifying Scene
We witnessed something today truly heartwrenching. Several of the survivors, the patients at the hospital, coming before the cameras and tearfully revealing what they saw, what they heard, what they survived. Many of them on the floor of that nightclub, beside people who had been killed, playing dead themselves as the gunman came back through to shoot again. Here's ABC's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, survivors describing the terrifying moments when they came face to face with that killer. This is Norman Casiano, just moments after being shot. Everyone was just ducking and closing their eyes. I myself was praying and just safing that this can't be my last moments. Reporter: Norman was one of over 20 people huddling in bathroom stalls, hiding. The shooter came in, we started screaming and yelling at him, like, please, don't do this. He grabbed the gun and shot over the top. Reporter: The shooter laughing. It's just very intense, how someone could be doing what he's doing and laugh. Reporter: Angel colon, forced to play dead, as the gunman continued his rampage. He's shooting everyone that is dead on the floor. I was able to peek over and I can just see him shooting at everyone. Reporter: 20-year-old patience Carter, a college student and aspiring singer, shot and clinging to life in that bathroom. Tonight, struggling. The guilt of being alive is heavy. Reporter: Patients listening as Mateen calls 911, pledging allegiance to Isis and watching him struggle, his gun jamming. He was, like, "Damn, it jammed." So, with my face under the stall, looking, I could see him put down his machine gun. Reporter: And then, the S.W.A.T. Team breaks in, the water pipes break. They shot him dead. There was water starting to rise, I was getting really scared because I was thinking, like, if I don't get, like, they don't get to me soon or something, I might drown in this water. I was begging for god to take the soul out of my body. I didn't want to feel anymore pain. Reporter: Her raw emotion tonight, overwhelming. So brave to share their stories today. And gio, we should point out tonight that several patients are still in critical condition? Reporter: That's right, David. Six patients are still in critical condition right now at the hospital. But the good news right now, some of them have been released. We learned that today. And they are improving, David. That is encouraging. Gio, thank you. Next, this evening, to the fallout from this terror, and
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