A reader emails:
As a long time reader on your blog, I’d like to let you know that I am a member of LA Fitness and my wife and I were at the gym after dinner last night. I saw the entire class (15-20 people, all women) waiting outside of the aerobic room before the class was to begin at 8:00 pm. My wife was on the top level and I was on the lower level where the actual shooting happened. I heard about 30 rounds in spurts before I was able to make it to the back door where everyone was running. My wife came down frantically with a group of people from the higher level about 30 seconds after the shooting began. Those 30 seconds, when I did not know where she was, seemed like an eternity. We were able to both make it to the outside parking lot where we saw 2 different girls who were wounded. One was shot in the thigh with lots of bleeding and another was shot clear through the left shoulder. Both seemed to be doing as well as you could except once the ambulances arrived. Everyone who made it out safely was totally bewildered and horrified. Those crazy 10 minutes after the shooting already feel hazy because it happened so quickly.
What scares me the most is that my wife sometimes takes the same class that the shooting happened. Our car is still at the gym because both of our keys are locked in the locker room.