A 2008 graduate of Winona State University has posted on his Facebook page that he was among the shooting victims at “The Dark Knight Rises” screening in Aurora, Colo., just after midnight Friday, WXOW reports. Carey Rottman said in the post, “Shot in the leg at Batman. Where is he when you need him. Please pray for everyone there.”
Rottman was married three weeks ago to Jessica Thron, of Stillwater, KARE 11 reports. Rottman was with the Denver-area minister who married them, Pierce O’Farrill, who was shot in the leg and arm, KARE says. Carey jumped on the minister to protect him because he had been more seriously hurt with multiple injuries, his father-in-law Steve Thron said.
Rottman called his parents at 2 a.m. from the hospital, his father told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“It’s the phone call you don’t want to get,” Dale Rottman told the Journal Sentinel from his son’s hospital room. Carey Rottman had surgery Friday morning to close a gunshot wound to his high. Damage was limited to muscle, and the bullet did not hit a tendon or artery, his father said.