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Up Close: Aurora Shootings

October 12, 2012 9:44:26 AM PDT
From survivor to activist. One of the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre is speaking out, determined to stop gun violence.

Stephen Barton of Southbury, Connecticut was in that theater on July 20th in Aurora, Colorado.

12 people were killed and dozens of others injured when a crazed gunman opened fire during the opening of the Batman movie.

Stephen was in the theater just by chance.

He was more than midway through a cross-country bike trip with a friend.

He ended up taking 25 shotgun pellets to his face, neck, chest and arms.

Barton is now living in New York City and working as a policy and outreach assistant at Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg.

We had a chance to talk with this remarkable young man, about that night and what he is doing now.

Watch Up Close with Diana Williams every Sunday morning at 11:00 on Channel 7.

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