Store manager

Store manager says he answered calls for help from mall shooting victim

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – Amidst the chaos on Tuesday as gunshots rang out inside the Killeen Mall, a man said his instincts were awakened and he was on the go. action to help the victim.

Dolce Vita director Angel Gonzalez said he was working with a client and their young daughter when he heard the shots.

“As soon as I heard the shots I kind of reacted and brought them to the backcourt, told them to stay here and go up the stairs,” Gonzalez said.

“The first thing I thought about was the little girl because when I heard the gunshots I felt like it was in my store. As I have a 12-year-old daughter, the little girl immediately came to my mind and to put her to safety.

He says he then went to shut the store door, pulling other people walking into the mall inside.

“I saw two gentlemen go by who I guess didn’t know what was going on and I told them to come in,” Martinez said.

But his heroic efforts were not yet over.

“I could hear the gentleman from Finish Line, the employee, screaming for help,” Gonzalez said.

He says he left his store and found a man with gunshot wounds.

“He said he got shot, that he didn’t want to die,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez says he acted on instinct and went to find officials.

“If I was the gentleman who was there and got shot I wouldn’t want to be there on my own, I would definitely want someone to get help, at least know someone is trying to help. ‘get help,’ Gonzalez said.

“I just felt like it was something I had to do.”

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