Survivor says Orlando police waited too long to storm club
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - It was a fun night out in Orlando, Florida for Jeannette McCoy, her brother and another friend until last call at about 2 a.m. at Pulse nightclub on Sunday.
That's when bullets began ringing out and what ensued was an all out war.
A gunman opened fire on the crowd inside the gay club in what has become the largest mass shooting in United States history.
"It was literally a war zone. I felt the bullets passing by me. I was able to get out. I ran towards the front. (My friend) Angel was behind me. He took the bullets that were meant for me," McCoy told FOX 5 NY morning program, 'Good Day New York.'
Angel Colon was shot a total of five times. He was struck three times in the leg and when the gunman returned to the room he was lying in, he shot Colon two more times.
"I was yelling at the cops. I didn't understand why they didn't go in. There is no reason why the should be standing there with all these gunshots going off. I have videos of me yelling at the cops to go in there," said Colon.
Between the police officers in the hallway of the nightclub and hundreds outside on the perimeter, McCoy believes they could have saved more lives.
"Why couldn't we have taken care of this much earlier? There were people in there bleeding to death. A part of me puts a sense of blame on them. I'm sorry, but I was there. They could have done something," said McCoy.