By Marcus Harun
A 22-year-old victim of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., will soon be released from the hospital, a recovery credited to the quick thinking of her boyfriend?s father.
Michael White Sr. had met his son?s girlfriend, Farrah Soudani, only one other time before they attended the midnight showing of ?The Dark Knight Rises,? accompanied by White Sr.?s own girlfriend and his daughter.
About 15 minutes into the movie, when a gunman began firing in the crowded theater, Soudani was hit. Her boyfriend, 33-year-old Michael White Jr., also was hit and unable to help her.
White Sr., a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, sprang into action.
?The guy just kept shooting ? so then I heard a pause; I figured he was reloading, and I grabbed my daughter and my girlfriend and I grabbed them by the head and told them, ?Escape, go this way, get out, stay low, go out this way,?? said White Sr., 55.