MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin native is recovering after he was wounded during the mass theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Twenty-seven-year-old Carey Rottman of Mequon and his friend were injured during the shooting which killed at least 12 people.
Rottman told his father, Dr. Dale Rottman, he saw James Holmes throw the smoke grenade and start shooting.
"He said he ran out as fast as he could and then he got out of the parking lot and he said he couldn't get any help at first. So then four young, he thought they might be teenagers, helped him and carried him to the lawn and one of the kids put a belt around his leg and made a truncate. One of the other kids waved down a policeman," Dr. Dale Rottman told 27 News during a phone interview.
Dale Rottman says his son was shot through the thigh and he had surgery Friday. He is expected to be okay.
A 15-year-old Plymouth girl was in the theater next door when the shooting happened. She was not hurt.
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