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The bullet missed his head by a couple of inches and struck drywall, which fell on him as he fled, Murphy said.

Murphy and his friends ran to their car and sped to Bowers‘ house, where they watched coverage of the tragedy on television.

Murphy said he’s been glued to the news for the latest information on the victims and Holmes, who will make his first court appearance Monday.

“I’m actually really curious,” Murphy said. “It all doesn’t make sense. I just want to know if he had a motive or if he was just crazy.”

Murphy said he won’t be able to attend movies again for a while.

“It’s traumatic,” he said. “Going in the near future doesn’t seem likely. Eventually, I’ll get over my fear, just got to trust God with everything. But not for a while.”


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