A Largo man's grandchildren survived the deadly shootings at a Colorado movie theater's midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "Dark Knight Rises."
David Garrett, 69, says his grandsons Joshua, 14, and Jacob, 12, were at the movie premiere Thursday night, when a gunman opened fire, TBO.com reports.
According to Garrett, a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran, Joshua saved his younger brother and a friend at the Aurora, CO, movie theater after a man in a gas mask and body armor tossed a canister of smoke and began firing.
According to TBO:
Garrett says Joshua Garrett "had a clear head about him" and ordered his neighbor "to get down on the floor and stay down." Then he pushed his younger brother down on the floor and laid on top of him as James Holmes, the man police identified as the shooter, continued on a rampage that would end with at least 12 dead and 58 others wounded.
"I am very, very proud of him," Garrett told the news site.
The brothers are doing "OK," Garrett said, but are undergoing counseling through their church.
Read more in TBO.com's story.