Touching: 3 of The Colorado Shooting Victims Died Taking Bullets for their Girlfriends

The Colorado Shooting story made news about two weeks ago when James Holmes, a postgraduate student in the united states visited a cinema in Colorado and opened fire on the people randomly. The attack killed 12 people and left nearly 60 others injured.

However, fresh information from about the killings revealed that three men jumped on top of their girlfriends as the bullets flew through Theater Nine at Century Cinemas in Aurora, Colorado during the shooting. Amidst the chaos, amidst the gunfire and amidst tear gas, these three men thought of the women they loved and used their bodies to protect them. They threw them to the floor, under the seats; they held them tight. They held onto their beautiful women as tight as they possibly could. Lying on top of their bodies in case a bullet came their way.

All three girlfriends survived the killings. They are Jansen Young, Samantha Yowler and Amanda. And one of them, Jansen, had the courage to recall those last moments, “There was kind of a break in between each gunshot. Every gunshot, I was like, ‘This is it . . . I’m done for.’ Jon gave me one good push against that concrete again and then . . . I didn’t really feel his arms against my back anymore but I knew he was still there.” When the gunshots went quiet, Jansen realized her boyfriend was shot. “I started shaking him and saying, ‘Jon, Jon, we have to go . . . it’s time for us to get out of here.” But he didn’t move. His breath was gone.

One wonders if a typical Nigerian would do that for their women.

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18 Comments

  • @donga, my guy…let’s not generalize abeg, some of them are and even some 9ja guys don’t have the courage to do that 4 any girl…

  • God said “love your neighbor as you love yourself…not more than yourself, it’s kind of foolish jumping in front of a bullet for someone when you know you could die if u get hit (when u no be superman) and what do some ppl mean by “someone is worth dying for”?? It’s craziness!!

  • @Y fo, i lik guys lik u who see farther.. U dnt talk or argue based on little or no experience, some gurls in naija ª̳͡Rε̲̣̣̣ worth givin all

  • @bela n y,tanx dearies does dat tink gals dnt worth it knws dat dae wnt do it 4 d gal,afta al sum of dem nw r afta d body n nt luv,may dier soul rest in Peace amen

  • What those guys did was brave enough and not common.
    It is in one word ‘selfless love’. However, the incident is rather
    unfortunate. My condolences to the families of the victims.

  • 4 m o,i can’t waist my preciouse life 4 those who won’t appreciate it,our naija ladies are not worth to die 4,and 4 those who gave their life 4 their gurls,dm b mugun

  • Stop talkin abt naija babes,wat of guys?are dey worth dyin 4?stop generalizin,talk 4 urself and ur babe.there are still ladies worth dyin 4 out there,if only if ur motive of meetin dem are rite.

  • To all those guys dt cnt catch a bullet 4 ur chick dt means u guys have heart of chicken.It’s only a real man dt goes an extra mile to protect d 1 dt he cares about.So 9ja guys grow up.If u meet bad gal stp blaming every other gals in 9ja abeg.To ans d question y nt.So many men in 9ja don do more than die 4 their galfrnds just be say news no dy carry am.DT one na smal tin.

  • rubish! Pure rubish! Are supose 2 die 4 their girlfriends or their wives? Dis is free tiket 2 hell fire. People wey luv woman pass their God. If God say mak dem tak bullet for Him! Dem go gree?

  • rubish! Pure rubish! Are supose 2 die 4 their girlfriends or their wives? Dis is free tiket 2 hell fire. People wey luv woman pass their God. If God say mak dem tak bullet for Him! Dem go gree???

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