Dracut couple on theater shooting: "Someone is up there looking out for us"
DRACUT (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A couple from Dracut narrowly missed being in the Colorado theater where a gunman opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more early Friday morning.
FOX 25 spoke with Stephen Laferriere on Saturday about the tragedy. He says that he and his wife were on a cross country trip when they decided to stop near Denver to see the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
The couple found a pair of the highly coveted tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" midnight screening outside of Denver in a place called Aurora. Their tickets were for theater number 9, but when it filled up they were sent to another room.
Laferriere says when he first heard the shooting he thought it was part of the movie, but then the fire alarm began going off and he saw looks of horror on other movie goers' faces as they exited.
Stephen Laferriere says this trip was his first time seeing the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon. He says that sight is a lot more beautiful now.