A Brooklyn man was grazed in the back by a bullet inside the Colorado movie theater where a masked gunman opened fire during a midnight opening of the "Dark Knight Rises," according to various social media accounts.
Chris Rapoza posted a series of photos of himself after he was wounded on Instagram and tumblr and shared the photos on Reddit, along with the following statement:
I am one of the 50 wounded in the aurora theatre shooting. Here are a few photos of my very lucky but nonethless terrifying brush with death. My thoughts go out to those less fortunate than me.
One of the three images Rapoza posted shows the wound in his back, another is of him in a hospital bed, and the third shows his blood stained t-shirt with a hole where the bullet grazed him. Twelve people were killed and 59 wounded in the attack.
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It appears Rapoza was in Colorado with a friend who was also at the movie with him. He said the friend was not injured.
Rapoza, who plays bass in the band the Toothaches, wrote on his Facebook wall:
perry and i were just at a midnite showing of batman in colorado when some (expletive) psycho decided to open fire on the crowd. i was grazed in the back with a bullet but am fine. perry is unscathed, but unfortunately has lost her shoes. a lot of other people weren't so lucky...
i've been inspected by a number of paramedics and they've given me the okay to get to the hospital for stitches on my own. just wanted to get it out there now so that everyone knows i'm okay.
Requests for comment from Rapoza were not immediately returned.
Friday afternoon he updated his Facebook wall with the following:
thanks from perry and i for all the support. we are both still a little rattled but in good spirits at the moment. physically, i feel fine, a little sore but none worse for wear. mostly we are concerned for the victim's and their families that didn't have it so easy.Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.