SPU student recounts helping injured victims

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Student Chris Howard helped two of the victims injured in the Seattle Pacific University campus shooting on Thursday. He shared with KING 5 what happened the moments after the shooting.

"I was working on a project in machine shop after I was done with classes for the day. I'm just dremeling and doing stuff that you do in the machine shop and one of my friends from thermodynamics class rushes in - obviously frantic and looking behind him - and first thing he says is, 'Close the door behind me. Are the other doors locked?'" recalled Howard.

“One person runs to the garage door and closes it and we start ripping the First Aid kit off of the wall because he had a couple of marks on his neck that were bleeding. We didn't know what happened. First we thought, goose attack, it came from the canal...It obviously wasn't a goose."

"The next couple of minutes we start bandaging gauze pads onto his neck and trying to help him and he mentioned the shooter. After we did some basic first aid with the gauze pads on his neck, I left the machine shop to try to find someone with more medical training because the bleeding's bad. I leave and the hallway in the part of the machine shop, I see another student kneeling over someone that's lying down. I rush over there because something fishy is going on and I see the person who's lying down, their chest is red and appears to have a tourniquet around their arm. I basically get instructed to have her head on my lap."

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