Witnesses say, Joplin shooting like a movie scene - KOAM TV 7

Witnesses say, Joplin shooting like a movie scene


Many people where inside the movie theater as the altercation took place outside. 

A newlywed couple found the experience unnerving.

 "It was all at once it was boom boom boom boom," said Daniel Goodwin. 

Daniel and his wife were steps away from the incident. 

"I mean that was pretty shocking, my heart was in my throat I could barley breath," said Leslie Goodwin. 

The Goodwin's were outside the theater three minutes before the shots rang out. 

"We were just in the lobby before you get down the stairs, right next to the doors," said Leslie. 

The couple planned to see The Millers showing at 10:40 p.m.

Leslie says, "Then a young couple behind us ran inside and said someone call 9-11 there's was a shooting outside." 

"Its kind of scary not  knowing what's going on, you don't know if that guy had more shots or what,"said Daniel. 

Both thought they were in a scene from a scary movie. 

"It's something like you see in the movies," said Daniel.  

A scene that turned into chaos as more people filled the theater lobby. 

"I just immediately took action - to move them {people} further into the movie theater. I got them down further in the lobby, and more and more people started flooding in," said Daniel.  

They both say it's a miracle no one else was injured. 

"There where pregnant women, their children, and anybody could of been hit," said Daniel.  

Theater employees tried to calm the crowd inside as police investigated the scene. 

"We really didn't want to stay anymore. We decided to see if we could get our money back for our tickets and leave," said Leslie. 

Still shaken, they say it may be a while before the enter a theater again. 

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