ORLANDO -- Angel Colon, who survived the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, said the gunman shot him several times in the leg, then twice while he was on the ground.
"He's shooting everyone that's already dead on the floor, making sure. ... I'm just there, laying down, I'm thinking, I'm next, I'm dead. ... He shoots toward my head but hits my hand. Then he shoots me again and it hits the side of my hip," Colon said Tuesday describing his experience to reporters at an emotional press conference.
Colon spoke alongside doctors Tuesday at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Nurse Megan Noblet told Colon that she think he was her second patient of the night as the flood of victims arrived. She described him as brave, and Colon told her and the other staff gathered, "I love you guys."
Asked his thoughts on the shooter, Colon said, "This person had to be heartless. ... This person is just enjoying doing this."
Colon made remarks in both English and Spanish at the news conference. The tragedy hit the city's gay and Hispanic communities especially hard. Sunday was Latino Night at the Pulse nightclub.